Israeli soldiers kill three Palestinian activists who were planning an attack in the West Bank

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The Israeli army identified the cell leader as Nayef Abou Zwiess, 26, previously involved in — Zain JAAFAR/AFP

Three Palestinians who were about to to commit an attack were killed on Sunday by security forces forces in the occupied West Bank, claimed the army, the police and the Shin Beth, the security service; Israeli interior. “A terrorist cell in the Jenin refugee camp has been attacked. identified in a car en route to carry out an attack,” in a press release spouse, adding that the cell leader and two other members had been killed by security forces around Jénin in the northern West Bank.

The army has identified the head of the cell as Nayef Abou Zweit, 26, qualified as of “military activist” in the Jenin refugee camp, by the press release. He had been involved in the past in “armed operations against our security forces; by following the directives of terrorists in the Gaza Strip,” “” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ hspace=”0″ vspace=”0″ webkitallowfullscreen=”true” mozallowfullscreen=”true” allowfullscreen=”true” allow=”autoplay” referrerpolicy=”no-referrer-when-downgrade “>

The Israeli army regularly carries out raids in the northern West Bank, a stronghold of Palestinian armed groups. This area has seen a recent wave of attacks on Israelis, as well as anti-Palestinian violence by Jewish settlers. In particular, the Jenin refugee camp has become a symbol of the Palestinian struggle against Israel, which regards it as “a hub of terrorism”.

< p>The Islamist movement Hamas, in power in the Gaza Strip, called of “crime” death of the three Palestinians on Sunday, saying that Israel “will pay the price” The Palestinian Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of three Palestinians by “occupation bullets near the town of Arraba” in the Jenin region. For his part, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the “The security forces for the elimination of the terrorist cell which was going to carry out an attack against Israeli citizens”.

211 Palestinians killed since the beginning of the year

On Friday, a Palestinian had been killed by Israeli settlers in the West Bank village of Burqa. Two suspects have been arrested by the Israeli police in connection with this case while the authorities say they are continuing their investigation into this incident. On Saturday, an Israeli was killed to Tel-Aviv by a Palestinian, originally from the Jenin region according to the Shin Bet, who was shot.

The Israeli army had reported “violent clashes between Israeli civilians and Palestinians” to Burka Friday. “During the clashes, Israeli civilians fired gunshots. on Palestinians killing one Palestinian and injuring four others,” the army. Nearly three million Palestinians live in the occupied West Bank. by Israel since 1967. An estimated 490,000 Jewish settlers also reside there in settlements considered by the UN to be illegal under international law.

At least 211 Palestinians have been displaced. killed since the beginning of this year in violence linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as 28 Israelis, a Ukrainian and an Italian, according to an AFP count ;established at; from official sources.