Reuters: Israel struck a Hamas base in Gaza on Monday in response to a rocket fired from the enclave, while one Palestinian died during what the army called a West Bank raid targeting suspects.
The latest unrest comes amid a significant escalation in Israeli-Palestinian violence, with dozens killed in recent weeks. The Palestinian health ministry said Amir Ihab Bustami, 21, was killed in a pre-dawn Israeli army raid in Nablus in the north of the occupied West Bank, the scene of repeated clashes over the past year. The army said it had apprehended two men, Abdul Kamel Jouri and Osama Taweel, who had allegedly shot dead the Israeli soldier Ido Baruch in October. Three others were also arrested, the army said.
The Israeli army said it had collected intelligence for months trying to “locate a hideout apartment where the assailants were hiding”.
“Overnight, the forces arrived at the hideout apartment and an exchange of fire was instigated between the forces and the wanted suspects,” it added.
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