"Following armed clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces during operations against Hamas in the West Bank, five Palestinians have been killed," the newspaper said.

As specified, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett issued a statement in support of the IDF operation and said that "the security forces acted against the Hamas terrorists who were going to carry out terrorist attacks."

Earlier, the Russian President's Special Representative for the Middle East and African Countries, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov and Palestinian Ambassador to Moscow Abdelhafiz Nofal discussed the Palestinian-Israeli settlement.

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