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More armed Palestinian groups emerge in West Bank

The new militant groups are expanding their activities against Israeli soldiers and settlers.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — In the West Bank, several new militant groups have proclaimed readiness to fight Israel, including the Balata Brigade in the Balata refugee camp, one of the largest in the West Bank, and the Osh al-Dababir (Hornets Nest) Battalion in the Jenin camp.

On Nov. 9, the Balata Brigade clashed Israeli forces after Israeli settlers and right-wing parliamentarians entered Joseph’s Tomb in the city of Nablus.

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