After five days of fierce fighting, Israel and militant Palestinians laboriously agreed on a ceasefire. Three Palestinians have now been killed in an Israeli military operation.
At least three Palestinians were killed in an Israeli military operation in Nablus in the occupied West Bank on Monday. The Palestinian Ministry of Health said six other people were injured, one seriously. The dead are men aged 24, 30 and 32. The Israeli army initially did not comment on the incident.
The security situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories has long been extremely tense. Again and again there are clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli military in the West Bank. The army has been carrying out increased raids there since a series of attacks on Israelis that began more than a year ago.
Since the beginning of the year, 116 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli military operations, confrontations or after their own attacks. During the same period, 17 Israelis, one Ukrainian and one Italian were killed in attacks.
Israel conquered the West Bank and East Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War. The Palestinians, on the other hand, are calling for the areas to be a state of their own – with East Jerusalem as the capital.
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