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Israel resorts to besieging West Bank cities as tensions mount

Israel is implementing a policy of besieging the West Bank cities and towns, as resistance operations are increasing and expanding across the West Bank.
Israeli soldiers search an area for Palestinian assailants who fled after they carried out an attack on an Israeli checkpoint with an explosive device and gunfire, in the village of Till, near Nablus, West Bank, Oct. 16, 2022.

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - Violence between Palestinians and Israeli forces has erupted in recent days in east Jerusalem after the Israeli army imposed a dayslong siege on the Shuafat refugee camp in east Jerusalem, following the killing of a female soldier in a shooting attack Oct. 9 at the checkpoint set up at the entrance of the camp.

Around 140,000 people residing in the camp and others living in the neighboring as-Salam and Anata suburbs announced a state of civil disobedience in response to the siege. 

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