During the operation Israel used attack helicopters.
At least three people, including a minor, have lost their lives and 29 have been injured in an incursion carried out this Monday by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in the city of Jenin, located in the north of the West Bank, reported from the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
According to the local newspaper Al-Quds, the Israeli attack was perpetrated in several areas on the outskirts of the Jenin refugee camp. They also detail that the Israeli occupation forces several buildings were raided and deployed snipers in the area. Several injured are reported to remain in critical condition.
from the IDF they specified who carried out the raid to arrest two suspects. “There was an exchange of fire between the forces [israelies] and armed men in the area. In addition, numerous explosive devices were thrown at the forces, which responded with fire. A military vehicle was damaged after being hit by an explosive device. Besides, helicopters of the IDF opened fire to assist in the extraction of our forces“, says the official statement.
During the Israeli operation they used helicopters, being the first time in Two decades that this type of weapon is used in air strikes in the West Bank.
In particular, an Apache attack helicopter was caught on video launching a missile at a target in an area of buildings. The aircraft also carried out evasive measures in the air, reports The Times of Israel.
Other recordings broadcast on social networks show vehicles israeli armored after engaging in clashes with Palestinian militias. In other videos shots and explosions are heard from different areas of the city.
Tensions in the region have escalated since last year. Israel has launched incursions into the West Bank in response to a series of attacks on its territory for which it blames Palestinian armed groups.