Israeli forces kill four Palestinians in latest Jenin raid

An Israeli army raid has killed four Palestinians, including a teenage boy, near the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, said Palestinian health ministry.

The authorities have identified three of the dead on Thursday as Youssef Shreem, 29, Nidal Khazim, 28, and Omar Awadin, 16. The identity of the fourth is not immediately known.

Jenin is among the areas in the northern West Bank where Israel has intensified raids over the past year in an attempt to crack down on growing armed Palestinian resistance.

Thursday’s deaths bring the number of Palestinians killed since the start of the year to 83 as Israel has stepped up arrest raids in response to a series of attacks last spring.

Palestinian attacks against Israelis have killed 14 people in 2023.