Israeli forces attacked Jenin in the occupied West Bank, killing three Palestinians and injuring ten others, according to the Palestinian health ministry.
In the early hours of Friday, over 30 Israeli military vehicles attacked Jenin and surrounded a car in the al-Marah neighborhood in the city’s east, firing bullets at four individuals inside. Three of them died, while a fourth was critically hurt.
Baraa Lahlouh (24), Yusuf Salah (23) and Laith Abu Suroor (24), according to Palestinian news outlet Wafa (24).
In a brief message in Hebrew, the Israeli army stated it was conducting an operation to locate weapons from two distinct places and that it had been shot upon.
“Shots were detected as being directed at the soldiers who thwarted the terrorists’ plans to target them,” the army stated, adding that they discovered weapons at the scene, including two M-16 assault rifles and ammunition.
There is widespread fear of a large-scale Israeli invasion of the camp, which is home to the armed branches of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Fatah factions.
More than 60 Palestinians have been slain by Israeli forces this year, according to the Palestinian health ministry, many of them in raids.
Since March, 19 Israelis have been slain in a series of Palestinian attacks.