Mourners carry the flag-draped body of a Palestinian youth, killed during clahes with Israeli troops. AFP
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The Israeli army killed 4 Palestinians in less than 48 hours, during clashes in the occupied West Bank, where the Israeli army continues its almost daily operations against the Palestinians, under the pretext of the recent attacks in Israel.
At dawn on Thursday, the forces demolished the house of a Palestinian in the town of Yabad, south of Jenin in the northern West Bank.
The Israeli army killed two Palestinians between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning during operations in the West Bank.
Before that, on Wednesday morning, Ghufran Harun Hamed and Rasna were shot dead by Israeli soldiers, under the pretext of trying to carry out a stabbing attack near Al-Aroub refugee camp in the Hebron area in the southern West Bank.
It turned out that she was a Palestinian journalist who was covering the confrontations in that area.
On Thursday, the Israeli army killed a Palestinian boy during clashes that took place near the separation wall, west of Ramallah, in the fourth incident in two days.
In recent weeks, and after a series of attacks in Israel, some of which were carried out by Palestinians from the West Bank, the Israeli army intensified its operations in the West Bank, which it occupied in 1967.
Yesterday, Thursday morning, Ayman Mahmoud Muhaisen, 29, was shot dead by the Israeli army in Deheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, south of Bethlehem, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
According to an Israeli army statement, the soldiers who were operating in the camp to arrest a Palestinian suspected of being involved in hostile activities were met with stones and makeshift bombs, and in turn responded with live fire and ammunition.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, he is the third Palestinian to be killed in Israeli operations in the West Bank within 24 hours.
Thursday evening, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced, in a statement, the death of a 17-year-old Palestinian boy who arrived at the Palestine Medical Complex with a bullet to the chest fired by Israeli soldiers.
According to the ministry, the accident took place in the village of Al-Medya, near the separation wall, west of Ramallah.
At dawn on Thursday, the Israeli army demolished the home of Zia Hamarsheh, the perpetrator of a shooting attack in Bnei Brak, Israel, which left five people dead on March 27.
His father was arrested.
The army said that during this operation, clashes and violent riots erupted, and soldiers were targeted with Molotov cocktails and bullets.
During this operation in the town of Ya'bad, near the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank, a Palestinian was killed and six others were wounded, two of whom are in critical condition.
"The Israeli army blew up the three-storey house," said Kamal Abu al-Rub, the deputy governor of Jenin.
The army confirmed that "border guards participated with the army in its activities, which included several locations in the West Bank, including the town of Hawara, Al-Khader, Dura and Qalqilya.
Over the past few days, the Israeli forces intensified their military operations in the West Bank, where 38 Palestinians were killed, including activists and civilians.
Since the conflict began on Friday, 31 Palestinians — including six children — have been killed, while 275 people have been wounded, said health authorities.
Israeli troops shot and killed a teenage Palestinian boy as clashes erupted when they entered a volatile town in the occupied West Bank early on Saturday, the Palestinian health ministry and local media said.
"An IDF (army) officer was killed overnight during operational activity adjacent to the Gilboa Crossing during an exchange of fire with Palestinian terrorists," an army statement said.
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