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Israeli forces kill 5 Palestinians in West Bank — health ministry

By AFP - Oct 29,2023 - Last updated at Oct 29,2023

RAMALLAH, Occupied Palestine — Israeli occupation troops killed five Palestinians on Sunday across the occupied West Bank, health officials said, raising to more than 110 the death toll in surging violence there since the start of the Gaza war.

The Palestinian health ministry said five people aged 29 to 35 were shot dead by Israeli forces at dawn, two of them in Nablus’s Askar refugee camp.

The other incidents took place in Beit Rima, northwest of Ramallah, Bethlehem’s Dheisheh refugee camp and in Tamun north of Nablus.

The Palestinian ministry did not provide further details.

Since October 7, “over 1,030 wanted suspects have been apprehended” in the West Bank, “700 of whom are affiliated with Hamas”, the army said, as its forces fight the militant group in the Gaza Strip.

On Saturday, a 40-year-old Palestinian who was harvesting his olives was killed by a settler in the village of Sawiya near Nablus, the health ministry said.


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