The Hebrew newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, said that the Israeli army killed at least four Palestinians, last night (Saturday-Sunday) during a campaign of arrests it carried out in the cities of Jenin and Ramallah (central and northern West Bank).
The newspaper quoted an Israeli army spokesman as saying that “an exchange of fire occurred in several incidents in the West Bank, during a large-scale operation of the army forces against the (Islamic resistance) movement Hamas.”
The newspaper added, quoting the military spokesman, “The talk is about a large-scale arrest operation related to the infrastructure of Hamas, which the (Israeli) security forces have been following for several days.”
The spokesman added that the arrest campaign was carried out in three areas in the West Bank.
The Israeli army spokesman commented on the exchange of fire, saying, “There is a possibility that the issue of firing rockets (from the Gaza Strip) will develop,” according to the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.
The government authorities in the West Bank did not confirm the news of the death of the four citizens, so far.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health said, in a brief statement that The Eastern Herald received a copy of it: “The martyrdom of a citizen who was wounded by live bullets, arrived at Ibn Sina Hospital in a critical condition from Burqin (southwest of Jenin).”
For its part, a Palestinian (official) Voice Radio said that a second Palestinian was martyred, and the body of Israel army is holding his body during the Broqin confrontations.
The radio added that five Palestinians were also wounded during the confrontations.
The Israeli army stormed the town of Burqin at dawn on Sunday; Local media said that clashes erupted between the residents of the village and those forces.