Airstrikes On Balata Refugee Camp By Israeli Forces

Nov 18, Kathmandu- The Israeli army attacked the Balata refugee camp near Nablus, in the north of the occupied West Bank.

Al Jazeera reported that the army launched an airstrike on the refugee camp, which it said was a hideout for militants planning attacks against Israel.

The army said it had 'interrupted a number of terrorists ... and terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians'. A senior militant killed in the attack was not affiliated with a special armed group, the army said, adding that the 'terrorists' were hiding.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Ambulance Service said five men aged between 19 and 25 were among those killed in the overnight attack.

As the war rages inside Gaza, violence has escalated in the occupied West Bank. The United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs says at least 124 Palestinians have been killed since Oct. 7, and rights groups say more than 2,500 have been arrested.