Six Palestinians shot dead by Israel in West Bank city of Tulkarm
Six Palestinians were shot dead in an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, the Palestinian Authority's health ministry said.
More than 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces and settlers across the West Bank since the Hamas attacks on southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on October 7, according to the ministry.
Israel has occupied the West Bank since the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and its forces regularly launch raids across the besieged Palestinian territory.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said the Israeli army stormed the refugee camp in the northern city of Tulkarm and briefly detained a 16-year-old with shrapnel wounds to his face.
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A 26-year-old young woman "beaten by the Israeli army" had been transferred to hospital, the Red Crescent added.
Israeli forces was still in the camp at mid-morning Wednesday, an AFP photographer reported.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said that it treated a total of 26 injured, including four with bullet wounds, in the West Bank towns of Tulkarem, Bethlehem, Tubas and Qalqilya.
An estimated 1,200 people were killed across southern Israel in a surprise Hamas attack on October 7.
Israel has since launched massive bombardment and ground operations in the Gaza Strip, which have killed more than 14,000 people, including thousands of children, while also stepping up deadly raids in the West Bank.