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Israeli troops kill six Palestinians in Jenin as West Bank violence escalates

A few hours only after settlers rioted again in the village of Huwara, Israeli soldiers raided the West Bank city of Jenin, killing six people, including the assailant who murdered a week ago Israeli brothers Halel and Yagel Yaniv.

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported Tuesday afternoon that six people were killed in the West Bank city of Jenin during an IDF raid. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that Israel was responsible for the consequences of the operation. 

Israeli authorities confirmed that one of the people targeted and killed in the Jenin raid was Abdel Fattah Hussein Kharousha, who allegedly murdered Israeli brothers Halel and Yagel Yaniv on Feb. 26. The two were driving through the West Bank village of Huwara when an assailant shot them both at close range. Israeli authorities added that two police officers of the special commando unit were injured during the Jenin operation. Three children of Hussein Kharousha were detained by Israeli security forces in another raid in Nablus on Tuesday.

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