Israeli raids in the northern West Bank have resulted in the death of three Palestinians, according to authorities, adding to the escalating violence in the occupied territory. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that Israeli forces killed one person in Jenin and two others in Arraba on Saturday.
In addition to the loss of lives, the incursion inflicted damage on crucial infrastructure, including roads and power transformers, as reported by the Palestinian news agency Wafa.
The deadly raid amplifies the toll on Palestinians in the West Bank, where hundreds have already fallen victim to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian armed group Hamas in Gaza. Palestinian authorities note that Israeli forces have killed at least 185 Palestinians and injured 2,500 in the West Bank in a little over a month.
Amidst the heightened tensions, Israeli forces are imposing stricter movement restrictions and conducting mass arrests of Palestinians in the region. Al Jazeera correspondent Mohammed Jamjoom, reporting from Ramallah, highlighted a significant escalation in raids over the past week.
“The raids have increased to about 40 per day,” Jamjoom stated. “That’s a substantial rise from earlier in the year, throughout 2023 when they had become an almost daily occurrence.”
The intensification of Israeli military actions in the West Bank raises concerns about the broader impact on civilian populations and underscores the urgency of addressing the complex challenges faced by those living in the occupied territories. Continue Reading