Thirteen Palestinians were killed, including 5 children, yesterday, Thursday, by Israeli forces in the refugee camp of Nur Shams, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, according to the latest highest count released today by the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Yesterday the ministry announced the death of seven Palestinians in this “attack by the occupation forces (s.s.: Israeli forces) in the refugee camp of Noor Shams”, adding that it was informed of the presence “of other witnesses, who could not be identified”. transported by ambulance to the hospital”.

Five children are among the 13 dead, notes the Palestinian ministry.

According to the Palestinian Authority, at least 81 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank by Israeli forces or Israeli settlers since October 7, the day the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas launched a bloody attack on Israeli soil, sparking a new war in which thousands have died.

The Israeli army announced yesterday that it used an unmanned aircraft (drone), which “killed a number of terrorists” in Noor Shams. In a statement, he disclosed that there were “exchanges of fire and explosive devices were thrown at the security forces” during the “anti-terrorist” operation.

An Israeli policeman from the border guard unit was killed “during the fighting with armed terrorists,” the police added in a statement.

From October 7, Israeli forces have made hundreds of arrests in the West Bankmostly alleged members of Hamas.

More than 1,400 people have been killed on Israeli soil by Hamas militants since October 7, the majority of them civilians who were shot, burned alive or succumbed to mutilations on the first day of the Palestinian Islamist movement’s offensive on Israeli soil from the Gaza Strip, according to Israeli authorities. According to the Israeli military, around 1,500 Hamas fighters were killed in the counter-offensive which saw Israel regain control of the areas that were attacked.

In the Gaza Strip, over 3,700 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed to the incessant shelling to which the Israeli army retaliated, according to the latest local authorities’ account.