Several Palestinians killed during Israeli raid in West Bank city of Jenin

At least five people were killed on Friday during an Israeli military raid in a Jenin refugee camp, according to the Palestinian Authority health ministry. The clashes in Jenin came a day after the Israeli monitoring group Peace Now said the Israeli government plans to build nearly 5,300 new homes in settlements across the occupied West Bank.

An Israeli military raid on Jenin in the occupied West Bank on Friday left five people dead, the Palestinian Authority health ministry said.

At least 12 Palestinians have now been killed in Israeli operations this week in the West Bank, where tensions have intensified since the start of the Gaza war in October.

Troops surrounded a building "where terrorists have barricaded themselves" and a gun battle started, an Israeli military statement said of the latest clash in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967.

The Wafa official Palestinian news agency said military vehicles surrounded a house in a Jenin refugee camp and loud speaker demands were made for an occupant to surrender.

Shoulder-fired missiles were then used and a drone attacked the house, it added.

"During the exchanges of fire, an IDF (Israeli military) aircraft struck several armed terrorists in the area," the Israeli statement said.

The West Bank has suffered from mounting violence since the start of the Gaza war on October 7.

Seven Palestinians were killed in military operations in the occupied territory this week, before the latest deadly operation.


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