As tensions escalated in the region after Israel’s bloody raids in the West Bank, Jewish settlers also joined the attacks against Palestinians.
Settlers under the protection of the Israeli army set fire to some Palestinian houses and vehicles in the town of Turmusaya, near Ramallah. There were incidents between the residents of the town and the settlers who reacted to this.
According to a written statement from the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 3 Palestinians were injured when armed settlers attacked the residents of Turmusaya.
The injured were taken to the Palestinian Medical Center in Ramallah. A Palestinian who was shot in the chest and seriously injured could not be saved despite all the efforts in the hospital.
The Israeli army has increased its raids and attacks in the occupied West Bank in recent days and caused the death of many Palestinians, escalating the tension in the region.
The Israeli army carried out an attack on the city of Jenin in the north of the West Bank on Monday, using “Apache” type helicopters as well as many armored vehicles. In the attack, 7 Palestinians, including two children, lost their lives and at least 66 Palestinians were injured. 7 Israeli soldiers were also injured in the clashes.
After the bloody attack in Jenin, an armed attack took place near a gas station in Eli, an illegal Jewish settlement in the West Bank, and 4 Israeli settlers were killed yesterday.
About 700,000 Jewish settlers live in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem are considered illegal under international law.
With Israel’s bloody raids in the West Bank and airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip, the number of Palestinians killed since the beginning of the year has risen to 175.