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Israel strikes Jenin in the West Bank, killing at least 5 Palestinians

By Steve Hendrix and Niha Masih

03 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. Israel launched extensive air and ground attacks on Jenin, a city in the occupied West Bank, targeting what it called a militant "operational command center".

JERUSALEM - Israel launched extensive air and ground attacks on Jenin early Monday, striking what it called a militant "operational command center" in a further escalation in the occupied West Bank city that is a center for armed Palestinian resistance.

The lethal assaults were the start of an "extensive counterterrorism effort" centered on a densely populated Jenin refugee camp, according to Israeli officials. At least five people were killed and 27 injured, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. The Israel Defense Forces said that the attack killed at least seven targeted individuals and that the operation would continue indefinitely.

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