Top Palestinian diplomat says Israeli forces killed more Palestinians in occupied West Bank in 2022 than it has done in a single year over the past 16 years.
Those shot dead include two men, aged 72 and 61, and a 16-year-old boy, Palestine's officials and medics say, with scores wounded in violent Israeli attack on occupied West Bank city.
Blinken sees a "shrinking horizon of hope" for Palestinians as he meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah following a meeting with new Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant.
Israeli forces stormed the camp of Jenin and surrounded a house, which led to clashes with the Palestinians, local residents say.
Palestinian officials in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza enclave say the ultra-nationalist complexion of Benjamin Netanyahu's likely alliance prompts concern over further escalation of the conflict.
Israeli authorities have not given any compelling evidence to UN agencies or NGO partners, says UN regarding Israel's accusations.
At least 53 Palestinians have been killed since late March, mostly in the occupied West Bank including Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh who was covering an Israeli raid in Jenin.
Israeli army forces used live, metal bullets, and tear gas canisters to disperse Palestinians who had gathered in the city of Nablus to protest illegal Israeli settlements.
Israel is "destroying prospect of political settlement based on two-state solution through its illegal settlements in occupied West Bank," Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tells UN General Assembly.
Gatherings to show solidarity with Palestinians took place in cities including New York, Dallas, San Diego, Edmonton, Philadelphia, Toronto, Vancouver, Boston, Washington, Montreal, Portland, Dearborn.
Calls for calm and de-escalation amid persistent Israeli air strikes emerged from around the world, while others urged "both sides" to exercise restraint.
Death toll continues to rise in Gaza as the increasing number of air strikes by Israel leaves a trail of destruction in the blockaded Palestinian territory.
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