NLast night, 28 people died in three Israeli airstrikes against urban refugee camps outside a hospital in central Gaza.

Three Palestinians were killed today in a drone attack on two vehicles near the Jenin refugee camp, a stronghold of Palestinian militias in the north of the occupied West Bank, which is experiencing its worst outbreak of violence in two decades.

Both the Palestinian Ministry of Health and the Palestinian Red Crescent Society confirmed the three deaths and reported that one seriously injured person was transferred to Jenin’s public hospital.

“An Israeli aerial device attacked terrorist agents in the Jenin area,” said a statement from the Israeli army.

For two years, the Jenin refugee camp has been the headquarters of the Jenin Brigade, which brings together militias from all political factions and centralizes much of the militia movement and attacks against Israeli targets in the northern West Bank.

The occupied West Bank is experiencing the greatest spiral of violence since the Second Intifada (2000-05) and so far in 2024, at least 114 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, most of them militiamen or attackers, but also civilians, including one twenty minors, according to a count by the Spanish agency EFE, after 2023 was the deadliest year in two decades, with more than 520 deaths.

On the Israeli side, nine civilians have been killed this year in Palestinian attacks, in addition to a soldier and a female soldier in Jenin, in January, in an explosive detonation.

The Israeli army intensified its now frequent incursions into the occupied West Bank following the October 7 Hamas attack and, since then, around 438 Palestinians have been killed in violent incidents with Israel, involving mainly troops but also settlers.

In the Gaza Strip, at least 31,819 Palestinians were killed, according to the local Ministry of Health, controlled by the Islamist movement Hamas, in power in the enclave since 2007.

According to local authorities, women and children account for two-thirds of the dead.

The United Nations warned that “famine is imminent” in northern Gaza.

The ongoing war between Israel and Hamas was triggered by an unprecedented attack by the Palestinian Islamist group on Israeli soil on October 7, which caused around 1,200 deaths and more than two hundred hostages, according to Israeli authorities.

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