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Israel killed 560 Palestinians in the West Bank since October

Ramallah, Jul 4 (Prensa Latina) Israeli security forces and settlers have killed 560 Palestinians, including 160 minors, in the West Bank since the outbreak of the new cycle of violence in October 2023, Wafa news agency denounced.

The news agency noted that more than 5,300 people were injured in the West Bank during this period.

The latest incident occurred on Tuesday, when an Israeli drone killed four suspected Palestinian militiamen in the Nour Shams refugee camp near the northern city of Tulkarm.

According to the Wall and Settlement Resistance Committee, Israel’s troops and settlers have carried out 7,681 attacks in the West Bank during the first half of 2024.

The head of the institution, Muayyad Shaaban, noted in a report on the subject that the attacks included land confiscation, colonial expansion, forced displacement, extrajudicial killings, destruction of infrastructure, beatings and sabotage.

Since the beginning of 2024 to the end of June, Israeli authorities approved 39 settlement expansion plans in the West Bank and 44 in occupied East Jerusalem, he warned.

In total, they plan to build more than 8,500 housing units in the former territory and 6,723 in the latter, Shaaban stressed.