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Palestinian fighters fire shots at Israeli copter over Jenin refugee camp

An Israeli Air Force AH-64D Apache attack helicopter flies over during an air show in Tel Aviv on April 26, 2023. (Photo by AFP)

Palestinian resistance fighters have fired shots at an Israeli military helicopter as it was flying in the skies over the Jenin refugee camp in the northern part of the West Bank, according to the Palestinian media.

The incident took place on Tuesday evening and there were no immediate reports about damage and casualties, the media outlets said.

In a related development, Israeli forces stormed the town of Ya’bad, situated 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) west of Jenin, in search of resistance fighters who had opened fire at a military site near the area.

Additionally, a young Palestinian man sustained injuries following clashes with Israeli troops near the fence separating the predominantly Arab city of Baqa al-Gharbiyye in the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories and Qaffin town.

Israeli forces launch raids on various cities of the West Bank almost on a daily basis under the pretext of detaining what the regime calls “wanted” Palestinians. The raids usually lead to violent confrontations with residents.

More than 200 Palestinians have been killed this year in the occupied Palestinian territories and Gaza. The majority of these fatalities have been recorded in the West Bank.

At least 32 people have been killed in Palestinian retaliatory attacks against Israeli settlers during that time.

Those figures indicate that 2023 is already the deadliest year for Palestinians in the West Bank since the United Nations began keeping track of fatalities in 2005.

Previously, 2022 had been the deadliest year with 150 Palestinians killed, of whom 33 were minors, according to the United Nations.

The rising number of fatalities last year prompted UN experts to condemn the treatment of Palestinians, including attacks on their homes and destruction of their property.

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