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Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli army in occupied West Bank (Al Jazeera)

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by Israeli forces during a confrontation that followed an army raid on Balata refugee camp near the northern city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the man as 21-year-old Bakeer Mohammad Hashash and said he was shot dead at dawn on Thursday with a bullet to his head.

Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli army in occupied West Bank | Occupied West Bank News | Al Jazeera

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Two Palestinians killed in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank (Middle East Eye)

Two Palestinians were killed in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, with one man shot dead by the Israeli army at the entrance to the Balata refugee camp, near Nablus, and another man reportedly run over by a settler west of Ramallah.

Two Palestinians killed in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank | Middle East Eye

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Palestinian prisoners launch boycott of Israeli military courts (Zena Al Tahhan, Al Jazeera)

Palestinian prisoners held without trial or charge have launched a boycott of Israel’s military courts in the occupied West Bank, as prisoner groups warn that one detainee on hunger strike faces “imminent danger of death”.

In an escalatory step agreed by Palestinian political parties, the 500 so-called administrative detainees began new year by refusing to show up for their court sessions. The boycott includes the initial hearings to uphold the administrative detention order, as well as appeal hearings and later sessions at the Supreme Court.

Palestinian prisoners launch boycott of Israeli military courts | Occupied West Bank News | Al Jazeera

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian in occupied West Bank (Al Jazeera)

Israeli troops have shot dead a Palestinian who was allegedly running towards them with a knife at a bus station in the occupied West Bank, the army said.

Citing an initial investigation, it said in a statement on Friday that the man had arrived at a junction near the Jewish settlement of Ariel in a car, got out and “armed with a knife, ran toward the bus station where civilians and IDF soldiers were standing”.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in occupied West Bank | Occupied West Bank News | Al Jazeera

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Settlers attack Palestinian villages after West Bank killing (Al Jazeera)

Jewish settlers have burst into several villages in the occupied West Bank, smashing homes and cars and beating up at least two people, Palestinian officials have said.

Friday’s attacks came a day after Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli man in a shooting ambush in the territory.

Settlers attack Palestinian villages after West Bank killing | Occupied West Bank News | Al Jazeera

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Palestinian killed by Israeli forces after West Bank arrest raid (Al Jazeera)

A Palestinian man has been killed during an armed confrontation with Israeli forces in the northern occupied West Bank, security and medical sources said.

Palestinian sources identified the man as Jamil al-Kayyal, 31, saying he died on Monday as a result of bullet shots to his head following a gunfight in the Ras al-Ain area in the city of Nablus.

Palestinian killed by Israeli forces after West Bank arrest raid | Occupied West Bank News | Al Jazeera

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Divisions as Palestinians in occupied West Bank cast local votes (Jehad Barakat, Al Jazeera)

Palestinians living in rural areas have begun casting their votes in the first phase of municipal elections in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Voting on Saturday takes place in 154 villages and local councils located in the West Bank, with polling stations closing at 7pm local time (21:00 GMT). No ballots, however, will be cast, in more than 220 other councils, either because only one list is competing or no lists have been submitted.

Divisions as Palestinians in occupied West Bank cast local votes | Occupied West Bank News | Al Jazeera