Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinians in Jenin Raid

Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinians in Jenin Raid
Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinians in Jenin Raid

Israeli forces killed three Palestinians and wounded at least 13 others in a raid on the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, the Palestinian Health Ministry and medics said.

The Israeli military said in a statement that its forces exchanged fire with militants during an operation in Jenin. It said the forces killed some militants and wounded others, including those who hurled explosives, without specifying how many.

A military helicopter struck the area, the military added, and one suspect was arrested.

Since the start of the Gaza war last October, the West Bank, which Palestinians want for a future state and where they live under Israeli military rule exercising limited self governance, has turned into a secondary front.

But violence there was already surging, with the United Nations reporting a record-high number of Palestinians killed in 2023 amid increased military raids and settler attacks.

According to the UN, more than 500 Palestinians and 12 Israelis have been killed in the West Bank since October 7.

The director of the Hamas-run Gaza government media office Ismail Al-Thawabta and a Gaza health ministry official said 40 people were killed and 73 were wounded in an Israeli attack on the Nuseirat school in the Gaza Strip.

The two officials added that 14 children and 9 women were killed in the strike.

Earlier, UNRWA communications director Juliette Touma said that the number of those reported killed in the Israeli offensive on the Nuseirat school was between 35 and 45, adding the number could not be confirmed at this stage.