Unrest Turns Deadly in West Bank as Palestinian Authority’s Grip Loosens

RAMALLAH, West Bank—Palestinian Authority safety forces clashed with armed teams and gangs of younger males who have been hurling stones within the metropolis of Nablus on Tuesday, as unrest intensified within the West Bank amid a sequence of Israeli army raids and arrests of militants.

The early-morning gunbattles left at the very least one Palestinian lifeless and demonstrated how the Western-backed Palestinian Authority is shedding management of northern elements of the West Bank, the place officers say there’s a rising however diffuse motion that’s hostile to each the Israeli occupation and a Palestinian governing physique seen by lots of its topics as corrupt and ineffective.