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After Israeli forces killed two Islamic Jihad and Hamas militants, Globe photographer Goran Tomasevic captures their funeral in the West Bank

As Israel wages a now three-week-old war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the country has also stepped up operations against Islamist groups in the West Bank, killing scores of Palestinians and arresting hundreds.

On Friday, Israeli forces killed four people during raids in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian news agency WAFA said. Two of the dead were identified by militant factions as their members.

The Israeli military said that during West Bank arrest operations its troops came under attack in the city of Jenin and fired back, killing Ayser al-Amar of the Islamic Jihad faction.

Islamic Jihad confirmed al-Amar belonged to the group. Hamas said one of its members, Jawad al-Turki, was killed during the Jenin fighting.

WAFA named the two men, another Palestinian killed in Jenin and a fourth man in the West Bank town of Qalqiya, saying their deaths took the number of West Bank Palestinians killed since the Hamas-Israel conflict broke out to 110, with more than 1,900 people injured.

- Reuters

Teenagers and people in the crowd carry rifles at the funeral. On the same day, the Palestinian official news agency WAFA reported two more Palestinians killed in the West Bank, one in Jenin and another in Qalqiya. This brings the death toll in the West Bank to 110, WAFA said.
In a Jenin mosque, one mourner wears a black mask and military gear during services for the dead militants. Friday is the traditional day for Muslim prayers.

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