Israeli army kill 3 in West Bank – Palestinian ministry

Three Palestinians were killed after Israeli forces shot at their car in the West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry has said.

Another was wounded in the incident in the city of Tulkarm, according to the ministry.

Violence in the West Bank has intensified since Hamas’s attack on Israel on 7 October.

At least 132 Palestinians, including 41 children, have been killed, 124 of those by Israeli forces and eight by Israeli settlers, said Liz Throssell, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Last week, the UN human rights office described conditions in the West Bank as “alarming”, saying Israeli forces were increasingly using military tactics and weapons in law enforcement operations there.

Rockets ‘fired at Israel from Lebanon’

Hamas’s armed wing in Lebanon has said it has launched 16 missiles towards two Israeli cities.

Al Qassam Brigades said it targeted Nahariyya and southern Haifa, both coastal cities in the north.

The Israeli military said 30 rockets were launched at Israel from Lebanon in the last hour.

It was responding with artillery fire towards the launch positions, the military said.

Media reports confirm that up until now there has been a tacit agreement in the rules of engagement in the north of Israel, whereby neither side has attacked outside an area 5km from the Lebanese border.

“I think this attack by Hamas is significant – that has reached a lot further into Israel than this norm that we have seen over the past month,” says Sky News correspondent..

“We are likely to see a significant Israeli response in the hours ahead.”

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