US condemns attacks by Jewish settlers in West Bank

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Jewish settlers in the West Bank continue to attack Palestinians in the region. US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller stated that Israel should "take measures" to protect Palestinians from attacks in the West Bank and condemned the attacks.

US condemns attacks by Jewish settlers in West Bank

The United States (US) condemns attacks by Jewish settlers against Palestinian communities, US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller said.

At his daily press conference, Spokesperson Miller stated that Israel should "take measures" to protect Palestinians from attacks in the West Bank.

"Those who carried out these attacks and members of the Israeli military who 'stood by or failed to intervene' should be held accountable for their actions," Miller said, adding, "Let me say that we consistently and unequivocally condemn all acts of terrorism, violence, and targeting of civilians, including the recent attacks by radical Israeli settlers in the West Bank."

"I want to say that we have made it clear, privately to the Israeli government and publicly, that these attacks are unacceptable and must stop, that those who carried out the attack must be held accountable," he added.

On the other hand, in response to a question about Israel's threat to the Jerusalem Hospital of the Palestinian Red Crescent, Miller stated that they expect Israel to "act in accordance with international law to minimize civilian casualties", adding that hospitals and other areas are "protected civilian infrastructure".

WHAT HAPPENED

Hamas' military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called "Al-Aqsa Flood" on the morning of October 7.

While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region. The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that Israel killed over 8 thousand people, including 3 thousand 342 children, 2 thousand women, and 397 elderly people, and injured 20 thousand 242 people in its attacks on Gaza.

It was reported that 1400 Israelis, including 306 soldiers, were killed and 5 thousand 132 Israelis were wounded in the attacks from Gaza.

The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2 and a half million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.

In the occupied West Bank, 106 Palestinians were killed in attacks by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers.

In Israel's attacks on Gaza, 35 journalists were killed.

In the clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah on the Israel-Lebanon border since October 8, 46 Hezbollah members and 4 civilians, one of whom was a journalist, were killed. Three Israeli soldiers and one Israeli civilian were killed in the attacks organized by Lebanon.

Most recently, Israel attacked the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza, killing civilians.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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