Violence has escalated in the West Bank since the start of the war between the Israeli army and Hamas.

Palestinian Territories:

The Palestinian Ministry of Health and the Red Crescent have said that six Palestinian men were killed during an Israeli army raid in the village of Kafar Dan in the northern occupied West Bank on Tuesday.

The Israeli military said it carried out a “counter-terrorist operation” in the area during which four militants were killed.

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Ramallah said in a statement that the men, aged between 21 and 32, were “shot by the occupying forces in the town of Kafr Dan in the Jenin district”.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said it had evacuated six dead people from Kufr Dan, at least three of them from a “targeted house”.

The Israeli army said troops surrounded a structure used by Palestinian militants, killing four and injuring “additional people” “during an exchange of fire”, while an Israeli air force helicopter “strafed the structures”. targeted the area”.

The statement added that troops “found weapons and a vehicle containing multiple explosives”.

The West Bank, which Israel has occupied since 1967, has seen an uptick in violence for more than a year, but especially since Israel’s war with Hamas broke out in Gaza on October 7.

At least 542 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers or settlers in the West Bank since the Gaza war began, according to Palestinian officials.

At least 14 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks in the West Bank during the same period, according to an AFP tally of Israeli official figures.

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