The Israeli escalation in Jenin will lead to more violence

The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned today, Monday, what it described as the continuous Israeli escalation in the occupied Palestinian territories, the latest of which was the “aggression” against Jenin city Today morning.

In a statement, the ministry warned of “the continuation of the spiral of violence, and called on the international community to take immediate action to stop the Israeli aggressions on the occupied Palestinian territories.”

She said that this escalation “will only lead to more deterioration and violence.”

At dawn today, Israel launched a military operation in the city of Jenin and its refugee camp, which, according to Palestinian reports, resulted in the death of four and the wounding of 28 Palestinians.

Israeli forces launched drone strikes on the West Bank city of Jenin overnight for the second time in less than two weeks, in an attack that set off a gun battle that continued into Monday morning and left at least four dead.

With gunfire and explosives heard throughout the city hours after the attack and drones flying low, the Jenin Brigade, which includes various armed factions stationed in the city’s large refugee camp, said it was engaged in clashes with Israeli forces.


At least six drones were seen flying over the city and the densely populated camp, which houses some 14,000 residents in less than half a square kilometre.

In turn, the Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed that at least four people were killed and 27 wounded in Jenin, while another man was killed in Ramallah after being shot in the head at a checkpoint.

The Israeli army said its forces had bombed a command center of gunmen from the Jenin Brigade, as part of what it described as “intensive efforts to combat terrorism in the West Bank”.

Until last month, when the IDF carried out a strike on June 21 near Jenin, the IDF had not used drone strikes in the West Bank since 2006.

A military spokesman said the scale of the violence and the pressure on ground forces meant such tactics could continue.

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