The Israeli army shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank, on Tuesday, bringing the number of “martyrs” today to five.
And the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced, in a statement seen by Anadolu Agency: “A young man was killed after being shot in the chest by Israeli occupation soldiers in the village of Al-Mughair, northeast of Ramallah (center).”
Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that an Israeli force stormed the village of al-Mughayyir, causing clashes with dozens of Palestinians, during which the Israeli army used live and metal bullets and tear gas canisters.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health announced the killing of 3 Palestinians in the West Bank, two of whom were killed by Israeli army bullets in the village of Kafr Ein, northwest of Ramallah, and a third in the town of Beit Ummar, north of Hebron (south).
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Those killed in Kafr Ein were two brothers, Jawad, 22, and Dhafer Rimawi, 21.
While the Israeli Broadcasting Authority (governmental) announced the killing of a Palestinian, it said that he had carried out a run-over operation targeting a settlement in the central West Bank.
For months, the West Bank has witnessed a noticeable escalation in tension as a result of Israeli incursions and arrests, which spark clashes between the Israeli army and settlers on the one hand, and the Palestinians on the other.
There are about 666,000 Israeli settlers in 145 large settlements and 140 random outposts (unlicensed by the Israeli government) in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, according to data from the Israeli human rights movement “Peace Now”.