The violence of the Hamas attack in southern Israel on October 7th and the begging of the war in Gaza immediately reverberated across Israel and the West Bank.
Details of the violence that happened in the southern Israeli villages near the border with Gaza started to emerge while an un precedented wave of violence spread across the West Bank.
According to the UN, 326 Palestinian were killed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, from October 7th to January 7th. Among the fatalities were 84 children, the highest number of Palestinians killed in the West Bank since OCHA started recording casualties in 2005.
The casualties are mostly caused by Israeli settlers violence and violent clashes in Jenin, Nablusand Tulkarem refugee camps.
Settlers violence, already present before the war, became rampant in the weeks after October 7th pushing some Palestinian communities to abandon their villages.
An unprecedented number of operations were conducted by the Israeli Army across the West bank. The IDF destroyed roads and infrastructures, and used airstrikes and heavy weaponry on densely populated refugee camps, causing the death of many unarmed civilians.