The US will apply a ‘strong hand’ to Israelis involved in violence against Palestinians in the West Bank

President Joe Biden will issue a executive order to sanction involved Israeli settlers in violence against Palestinians in the West Bank, they informed the AP four sources familiar with the matter.

An official source, who like the others asked to remain anonymous as he was not authorized to speak on the subject in public, said that the White House will make the announcement in the next few hours.

Biden has spoken out against reprisals by Israeli settlers against Palestinians in the West Bank following the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7. The president has promised that those responsible for the violence will be held accountable.

The executive order is expected to pave the way for imposing sanctions on individuals guilty of violence against Palestinians in the West Bank.

The Israeli settler attacks have intensified since the war began, killing some Palestinians, according to Palestinian authorities.

Rights groups say settlers have set cars on fire and attacked Bedouin communities, forcing them to move to other areas. The first media outlet to report on Biden’s order was the online magazine Politico.

Israeli soldiers kill 3 Palestinian youths

On Tuesday, Israeli soldiers dressed as women and medical personnel stormed a hospital in the occupied West Bank and They killed three young Palestinians in a striking incursion that reflected the expansion of lethal violence to the territory during the war in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli forces fired shots inside the Ibn Sina hospital in the town of Jenin, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

The ministry condemned the assault and called on the international community to put pressure on the Israeli army to stop these kinds of operations in hospitals.

A spokesman for the center said there had been no exchange of gunfire, pointing to a targeted killing.