Palestinian officials claimed that two Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire during an early-morning raid in the occupied West Bank.
The men allegedly tried to ram their car into soldiers, according to the military, although this assertion could not be independently corroborated. Palestinians, who have been subject to a 55-year military occupation with no end in sight, frequently accuse Israeli troops of employing disproportionate force against them. Israel claims it adheres to tight rules of engagement and only fires when it is necessary to protect lives.
According to the military, the two Palestinians allegedly attempted to drive over soldiers with their automobile while soldiers were trying to capture a suspect in the Jalazone refugee camp close to the city of Ramallah. According to the military, the soldiers started shooting at the automobile.
According to the Palestinian Civil Affairs Authority, which communicates with Israel on civil matters, the two males were shot and killed by the military. They had not yet revealed who they were.
Since the spring, when a string of Palestinian attacks on Israelis resulted in the deaths of 19, Israel has started conducting nightly arrest raids in the West Bank. According to Israel, the actions are meant to destroy extremist infrastructure and stop more attacks. The nightly raids into the Palestinians’ cities, villages, and towns are seen by them as a means by which Israel is escalating its occupation of the territory they want for their future state.
About 100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli operations this year, making it the bloodiest since 2016. Israel claims that the majority of those murdered were militants, however some civilians and local youngsters opposing the incursions were also slain in the fighting. Hundreds have been detained, many of whom have been put in what is known as administrative detention, which permits Israel to imprison people without indictment or trial.
There are now more Palestinian shooting attacks against Israelis as a result of the raids, which have heightened tensions in the West Bank. They have also highlighted the growing disenchantment among young Palestinians with regard to the close security coordination between Israel and the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority, who cooperates to capture militants.
Israel took control of the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East conflict, and today, 500,000 Jewish settlers coexist with approximately 3 Palestinians in 130 settlements and other outposts. Along with east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, the Palestinians desire that region for their future state.