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3 Brothers Among 6 Killed In Israel’s Latest Offensive On Palestine

The strike came as by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits the region.

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Six Palestinians were killed in latest Israel offensive in the occupied West Bank on Sunday.

Israeli aircraft fired on Palestinian militants who had attacked troops in the West Bank on Sunday, Reuters quoted the military as having said.

The report also quoting officials said six Palestinians were killed in the air strike.

It added an Israeli border police officer was killed and others wounded when their vehicle was hit by an explosive device during operations in the West Bank city of Jenin.

A helicopter helped rescue them with covering fire, the report mentioned.

It added that an aircraft fired at a "terrorist squad that hurled explosives and endangered our forces, a number of terrorists were killed."

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The Palestinian health ministry said six Palestinians were killed in the strike that it said had targeted people who had gathered at the site, it said.

The report stated four of those killed were brothers.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit:

The strike came as by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits the region.

He started his week-long trip on Saturday, aimed at calming tension that has spiked since Israel's war with Hamas, which began after Hamas fighters attacked Israel three months ago, killing 1,200 people and taking 240 hostages.

Israel's retaliatory offensive has killed 22,700 Palestinians, Palestinian officials say, and the conflict has spilled into the West Bank, Lebanon and Red Sea shipping lanes, the report mentioned.

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The West Bank had already experienced its highest levels of unrest in decades during the 18 months before the Oct. 7 attack on Israel, but confrontations have risen sharply as Israeli forces launched an invasion of Gaza.

Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers and settlers over the past weeks and security forces have made thousands of arrests.

Blinken's tour, which started with meetings with the leaders of Turkey and Greece, will take him to several Arab states as well as Israel and the occupied West Bank.
 

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