Palestinian families have fled the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank en masse after Israel indicated its crackdown on terrorists would continue “as long as it takes.”
Palestinian families have fled the refugee camp in droves Yenínin west bankafter what Israel indicated that his offensive against the terrorists would continue “for as long as necessary.”
An estimated 3,000 people have sought a safe place away from the camp.
The Israeli army on Monday began what appears to be one of its largest operations in the territory in years with drone strikes against what it called “armed militant headquarters.”
Nine Palestinians have so far been killed and 100 others wounded in what constitutes a “broad anti-terror effort” by the Israeli army.
He Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuclaimed that Israeli forces were responding to a recent increase in Palestinian attacks against Israeli citizens and had made several arrests:
“Tonight, the IDF has launched a comprehensive operation against terrorist targets in Jenin. In recent months, Jenin has become a haven for terrorism: we are ending it,” he declared.
Hundreds of Israeli soldiers were still operating inside Jenin on Monday night, with reports of intense street clashes with Palestinians.
Palestinian groups have called for a unified effort to counter the Israeli operation. Supporters of the armed wing of HamasIslamist ruler of Gazahave held a rally in solidarity with what they call open Israeli war against the people of Jenin.