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Graphic shows Jenin refugee camp and recent Israeli-Palestinian violence.


Israel bombs Gaza following Jenin assault

July 3, 2023 - Israeli jets have struck the Gaza Strip after Israeli forces withdrew from Jenin in the occupied West Bank, ending Israel’s largest assault in the region in 20 years.

The Israeli attack hit an underground weapons manufacturing facility Wednesday in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired from Gaza towards southern Israel overnight.

Hours earlier, two Reuters reporters saw convoys of Israeli military vehicles leaving Jenin after dark in what appeared to signal an end to an Israeli operation that began early on Monday.

Twelve Palestinians, at least five of them fighters, and one Israeli soldier had been killed.

The operation, which the army said was aimed at destroying militant infrastructure and weapons in the Jenin refugee camp, was launched with a drone strike on Monday, and over 1,000 troops were deployed.

The densely populated refugee camp, where some 14,000 people live in less than half a square kilometre, has been one of the focal points of a wave of violence that has swept the West Bank for more than a year, drawing growing international alarm, Reuters said.

PUBLISHED: 05/07/2023; STORY: Graphic News