Palestinians check a burnt car in the village of Al-Fara

Israeli Forces Fatally Shoot Four Palestinians in West Bank Refugee Camp: Ministry Reports

Israeli forces reportedly killed four Palestinians in a West Bank refugee camp on Monday, as stated by the Palestinian health ministry. This incident has brought the death toll in the occupied territory to over 300 since the onset of the Gaza war.

According to the ministry, Mohammad Samir Milhem, 17, his brother Hikmat, 24, and Yazan Khatib, 20, were fatally shot in the head by Israeli troops in the Al-Fara camp near Tubas. Rashed Habib Al-Aydi, 17, was shot in the chest.

Since the start of the war in Gaza on October 7, health officials report that 301 Palestinians have lost their lives due to actions by Israeli forces or settlers in the West Bank. The Israeli army has not issued an immediate response to requests for comments.

Earlier this month, Israeli forces were reported to have shot and killed at least six Palestinians, including a 14-year-old boy, during a raid on the same refugee camp, according to the health ministry. The army confirmed at that time that it had conducted a “counter-terrorism” operation.

In a separate incident on Monday, a 27-year-old woman sustained injuries in a shooting incident directed at a car north of Ramallah, according to the Magen David Adom emergency medical services. The woman, who was traveling with a man and a one-month-old baby, was not critically injured and was taken to the hospital in a moderate condition.

Violence in the West Bank, which has been occupied by Israel since 1967, has escalated since the outbreak of the war in Gaza. The deadliest Gaza war began on October 7 with unprecedented attacks by Hamas, resulting in the death of 1,139 people, predominantly civilians, and the abduction of around 250 individuals, according to an AFP tally based on updated Israeli figures.

The health ministry in the Hamas-run territory asserts that Israel’s retaliatory assault in Gaza has led to the death of over 18,800 people, mostly women and children.

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