Israeli military kills 3 Palestinians during an overnight raid in the West Bank

AP , Wednesday 27 Mar 2024

The Israeli military says its forces killed three Palestinian militants during an overnight raid in the West Bank.

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Israeli forces during an overnight raid in the West Bank city of Jenin.IDF spokesperson

The military said it opened fire on two Palestinians, killing one of them. It said an airstrike killed two others, and that its forces destroyed a vehicle after arresting two people who were inside it.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said two of those killed were 19 years old. It says another four Palestinians were wounded in the raid, which occurred overnight into Wednesday. 

Violence across the West Bank has spiked since the war in Gaza broke out on Oct. 7.

The raid was carried out in the Jenin refugee camp, which has seen regular clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian resistance groups in recent years. 

The dense, urban camp was built to house Palestinian refugees who fled or were driven out during the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation.

The Palestinian Authority, which administers parts of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, has little control over Jenin.

At least 450 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank by Israeli fire since the war broke out, according to Palestinian health officials.

* This story was edited by Ahram Online.

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