Israel uses helicopters in the four-pronged attack


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Four Palestinians were killed today and 45 were wounded, according to Palestinian sources, when the Israeli army entered the Jenin camp for an operation to arrest ‘suspects’, which turned into a heavy firefight.

The Israeli military used attack helicopters in the West Bank for the first time in a long time after the arrest operation in Jenin met stiff resistance from the Palestinians.

The fighting was intensified by extremist settlers who called for a broad military campaign in the West Bank, writes the British network The Guardian.

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Clashes continued this afternoon as four Palestinians were killed, including a 15-year-old boy, and 45 were injured, four of them seriously, Palestinian health officials said.

Palestinian witnesses said that among the injured was a 15-year-old girl who was shot in her home, writes the Israeli daily Haaretz.

Palestinian journalist Hazem Nasser was injured during the operation, the Foreign Press Association writes.

The Palestinians killed were identified as 15-year-old Ahmed Saqr, 29-year-old Qassam Abu Saraya, identified as an Islamic Jihad militant, 21-year-old Khaled Asasa, and 21-year-old Qais Jabareen, 21.

Seven Israeli soldiers and policemen suffered minor injuries, the army announced.

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Israel’s Khan network said Israeli forces had begun withdrawing tonight from the Palestinian camp of Jenin.

Violence in the occupied West Bank has been ongoing since Israel’s annexation after the 1967 war.

Today’s fighting was the culmination of several fierce clashes in recent weeks, as Palestinian representative Hussein al-Sheikh accused Israel of waging open war against the people of Palestine.

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Today’s attack did not seem to go according to the Israeli army’s plans as the approach of the troops brought a fierce exchange of fire between the Palestinians and the army.

Military helicopters were called in by the army to kill armed Palestinians and help with the withdrawal of soldiers.

Israeli media said attack helicopters had not been used over Palestine since 2005.

“The helicopters were called in because of the unpredictable flow of the attack where soldiers were being wounded and armored vehicles were being hit with explosives,” said Menachem Klein, a professor of war studies at King’s College London, who predicted that despite the casualties, Palestinians will not be intimidated by the conflict. unbalanced.

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