6 Palestinians Killed In West Bank

Image copyright: AFP [via Haaretz]

The Facts

  • The Palestinian Health Ministry on Thurs. stated that Israeli forces killed 6 Palestinians in confrontations this week, as an extensive Israeli military campaign across the West Bank entered into its 5th day.

  • On Wed. night, 3 Palestinians were killed in separate incidents as Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out raids in Silwad, near Ramallah, and outside Bethlehem. Among them, a 14-year-old boy and a lawyer named Mohammed Assaf.

The Spin

Pro-Israel narrative

The security situation is currently very delicate in Israel. With Ramadan ongoing, the Passover holiday is expected to be very tense. Israeli security forces must be on the lookout for more heinous terrorist activity, where attackers may seek to damage the very fabric of Israeli life.

Pro-Palestine narrative

The recent killings in the West Bank will escalate the conflict, driving the Palestinian people to seek revenge through an Intifada. Israeli raids and military operations are acts of aggression and Israel must be held accountable.

Establishment split



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