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Fears of full-blown Israeli-Palestinian conflict grow after bloodiest year since 2005

By Bethan McKernan

15 Dec 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Jerusalem and the West Bank have been experiencing the bloodiest year on record since 2005. The Guardian reports on the surge of violence in the region.

Late on Sunday night, like almost every other night in Jenin, the fighting started. The Israeli army said it entered the occupied West Bank city to arrest three suspected Palestinian terrorists and militants responded by throwing firebombs and opening fire.

According to two members of her family, 16-year-old Jana Zakaran ventured up to the roof of her home when gunfire erupted nearby to bring her cat inside to safety. When Zakaran’s father went to look for her, he found her dead in a pool of blood, the cat by her side.

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