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US 'deeply troubled' by Israel's Homesh settlement order

The State Department also expressed alarm over the visit by right-wing minister Itamar Ben-Gvir to Israel's flashpoint holy site.
Israeli soldiers guard the road leading to the Homesh Yeshiva (religious school), located at the former settlement of Homesh, west of the West Bank city of Nablus, on December 30, 2021.

WASHINGTON — Three Palestinians were killed Monday during an Israeli army raid in the West Bank, a day after the Biden administration signaled its increasing frustration with Israel’s right-wing government

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) conducted a pre-dawn raid on the Balata refugee camp in the city of Nablus, killing three Palestinians whom the army described as suspected terrorists. At least seven other Palestinians were injured in the operation, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Monday. 

The IDF said it took three suspects into custody. It also seized a number of weapons and located a lab containing explosives that could be used in attacks, the army said. 

Spokesman for the Palestinian presidency Nabil Abu Rudeineh called the death of at least three Palestinians a "massacre” and urged the United States to "immediately intervene to stop the Israeli madness.” 

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