With 215 Palestinians killed in 2022; Israeli troops killed 10 more Palestinians on Thursday in the occupied West Bank, as a result, the death toll has reached 25 since the start of January 2023.
While nine were killed during an Israeli military raid in Jenin; the 10th Palestinian, 22, was killed during a confrontation with Israeli troops in the town of al-Ram, near Jerusalem, as residents protested against the Jenin killings.
Palestinians have described the Jenin raid as a “massacre” at least 20 others were wounded with live ammunition and four of them were in critical condition.
A spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority (PA), Abu Rudeineh, announced that the authority would halt ‘security coordination’ with Israel in the wake of the West Bank killings and also called for an International Criminal Court Investigation into Thursday’s killings.
Moreover, President Mahmoud Abbas declared a three-day mourning period, during which flags would be flown at half mast, the official Palestinian TV reported.
Also, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh released a statement calling on the United Nations and all international human rights organizations to “intervene urgently to provide protection for Palestinian people and stop the bloodshed of children, youth and women”.
Meanwhile, the Israeli military said its troops went in to arrest Islamic Jihad "terror operatives" planning "major attacks" and described raids as an anti-terrorism offensive that began last year.