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Three Palestinians killed, dozens wounded amid Israeli assault on West Bank

By MEE staff.

A large Israeli incursion in the occupied West Bank on Monday morning left at least three Palestinian dead, 29 wounded and six in critical condition. 

The Palestinian Ministry of Health named the deceased as 21-year-old Khaled Azzam Darwish, Ahmed Youssef Saqr, 15 and Qassam Faisal Abu Sariya, 29, from Jenin

The city of Jenin has been a regular site of Israeli assaults in the West Bank over the last year. 

The Palestinian Ministry of Health also reported that a 15-year-old girl was shot in the head by Israeli forces and was transferred to the Jenin Governmental Hospital, she is said to be a critical condition. 

A large scale Israeli force stormed the city of Jenin deploying snipers over some houses, and violent confrontations broke out in several areas, during which the soldiers fired live bullets, stun grenades, tear gas and attack helicopters were used.

At least six Israeli soldiers are reportedly wounded some of them seriously. 

Palestinian Islamic Jihad group claimed its members had detonated several explosive devices near Israeli military vehicles and then targeted them with gunfire.

Footage circulating online show Israeli army vehicles coming under heavy gunfire fire amid explosions in the background. 

Israeli forces and settlers have killed at least 159 Palestinians this year, including 26 children.

A total of 122 fatalities have been recorded in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and a further 34 in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians have killed at least 20 Israelis in the same period.

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Source: Middle East Eye. 19 June 2023