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Civilians Killed as Israel Goes “On the Offensive” Against Palestinians

HeadlineApr 12, 2022

Israeli forces have killed six Palestinians, including two women and a teenager, since Friday. In one incident, Israeli soldiers shot dead an unarmed Palestinian mother of six who they claimed did not heed calls to stop at an Israeli checkpoint near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. Tension has been soaring in recent weeks between Israelis and Palestinians. Fourteen people have died in Israel in attacks by Palestinians over the past three weeks. Israel has responded by raiding Palestinians neighborhoods in the West Bank, setting up makeshift military checkpoints and conducting mass arrests. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who recently lost his parliamentary majority,  said, “The State of Israel has gone on the offensive.”

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