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Jenin (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – On Sunday, Israeli soldiers launched a new raid in the burning neighborhood of Jenin in the West Bank, home to gunmen who recently launched deadly attacks in the Tel Aviv area.

At least 10 people were injured in clashes in Jenin as well as Jericho and Tulkarem, the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Sunday, while the Palestinian Prisoners Club announced 24 arrests in various West Bank towns.

“Troops are currently operating in the city of Jenin” in the northern occupied West Bank, the Israeli army said in a brief message.

The military operation came after a gunman from Jenin went on a shooting spree in a popular nightlife area of ​​Tel Aviv on Thursday night, killing three Israelis and injuring more than a dozen others.

Israel announced on Friday that it had killed the alleged attacker, 28-year-old Raad Hazem.

A total of 14 people have been killed in four attacks in Israel since March 22, including another shooting in Bnei Brak, an Orthodox Jewish town near Tel Aviv.

Some were carried out by assailants linked or inspired by the Islamic State group.

During the same period, at least 10 Palestinians were killed, including attackers.

‘Everything that’s necessary’

“We will do whatever it takes, whatever it takes, for as long and wherever it takes, until security and a sense of security is restored,” army chief Aviv said. Kochavi to soldiers in a video released by the military.

Israeli mourners weep Friday as they gather at the Tel Aviv site where a Palestinian opened fire the night before, killing three and injuring a dozen others JACK GUEZAFP

The Israeli army and border police had already raided the Jenin refugee camp on Saturday, killing a 25-year-old Palestinian member of Islamic Jihad, the main Palestinian armed Islamist movement after Hamas, in fierce fighting at the ‘firearm.

Israel has also restricted access to Jenin, closed Israeli crossings and intensified security checks.

The new operation comes ahead of the funerals of the three Israeli civilians killed in Tel Aviv on Thursday night – childhood friends Tomer Morad and Eytam Magini, and father-of-three Barak Lufan – who are due later Sunday in the town of Kfar Saba and at Kibbutz Ginosar.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad welcomed the attack, which was condemned by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The recent violence came amid heightened tensions during Ramadan, after violence erupted during the Muslim holy month last year, resulting in 11 days of devastating conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip ruled by the Hamas.

Israeli troops take up positions in the Nur Shams Palestinian refugee camp in the northern West Bank on April 10
Israeli troops take up positions in the Nur Shams Palestinian refugee camp in the northern West Bank on April 10 JAFAR ASHTIYEH AFP

Following Thursday’s attack, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett gave security agencies “full freedom” to end the deadly violence that has erupted since March 22 “in order to defeat terrorism”.

“There are and will be no limits to this war,” Bennett said.

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