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Three killed in Israel West Bank drone strike as violence escalates

Relatives mourn at the funeral of 17-year-old Israeli, Nahman Mordof, killed by Palestinian gunmen outside a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Tuesday
— Turmus‘ayya (Palestinian Territories) (AFP)

Israel's military on Wednesday killed three members of a "terrorist cell" in a rare West Bank drone strike, the army said, as violence there escalates with at least 13 Palestinians and four Israelis dead this week.

The army announced the strike after a Palestinian man was killed earlier Wednesday in an occupied West Bank village attacked by hundreds of Israelis.

Intelligence led Israel Defense Forces (IDF) personnel to identify the cell "inside a suspicious vehicle, after the cell carried out a shooting adjacent to the town of Jalamah", near Jenin in the northern West Bank, an army statement said.

"Following the identification of the terrorist cell, an IDF UAV fired toward the cell and thwarted them," it added referring to an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

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