Three Palestinians killed as Israel launches large-scale raid on militant West Bank stronghold

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military launched a full-scale raid Monday morning on a militant stronghold in the occupied West Bank, and local health officials said at least three Palestinians had been killed.

Israeli forces raided what the military described as a “unified command center” for militants in the Jenin refugee camp, but did not immediately provide further details.

Israeli media said the military also carried out airstrikes, reviving a tactic it had largely discontinued for the past two decades after a Palestinian uprising against Israel’s unrestricted occupation slowly failed.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said three Palestinians were killed and 13 injured early Monday, three of them seriously.

In another incident, a 21-year-old Palestinian man was killed by Israeli fire near the West Bank city of Ramallah, the ministry said.

The Jenin camp and an adjacent town of the same name have been a flashpoint as Israeli-Palestinian violence has escalated since the spring of 2022. Monday’s raid came two weeks after another violent confrontation in Jenin.

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