Israel admits it failed to protect Palestinians from settler violence

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Israel occupation forces acknowledged Friday that they "failed" to prevent an attack by Jewish settlers on a Palestinian village in the West Bank, during which one man lost his life.اضافة اعلان

Attacks on Turmus Ayya and other villages followed the killing of four Israelis by Palestinian gunmen on Tuesday, which Hamas said was in response to a bloody Israeli army raid on the Jenin refugee camp where six Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces the previous day.

Israeli forces spokesman Daniel Hagari said that the troops had tried to prevent Israelis from attacking Turmus Ayya, but they were stretched too thin.

"We didn't have, in the first wave, enough forces in the area they chose," he told journalists on Friday. "We failed this time," Hagari added.

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