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Israel escalates raids on Palestinian armed groups in West Bank

The security situation in the West Bank continues to worsen as Israel escalates its raids and assassinations inside cities and armed factions retaliate.
Palestinian youths stand behind a makeshift barricade of flaming tires separating them from Israeli security forces during clashes at the northern entrance of the city of Ramallah, West Bank, Oct. 3, 2022.

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israel has escalated in recent days its raids in the West Bank amid growing resistance, specifically in Jenin and Nablus in the north, in tandem with its pressure on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to arrest wanted Palestinians.

In the early hours of Oct. 3, Israeli forces killed two Palestinians who allegedly attempted to run over soldiers during a raid in the Jalazone refugee camp near the city of Ramallah to arrest a wanted Palestinian. 

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