RABAT, December 5. /TASS/. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) launched an offensive on the West Bank city of Jenin in the early hours of Tuesday, Al Jazeera television reported.
According to Al Jazeera, the Israeli military using 50 military hardware, including heavy armored bulldozers. Israeli snipers are on their positions in various parts of the city.
Among the targets of the Israeli assault units are the Jenin’s governmental hospital and a local refugee camp, according to Al Jazeera. Clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinians are currently underway in downtown of Jenin.
Tensions flared up again in the Middle East on October 7 when militants from the Gaza-based Palestinian radical group Hamas staged a surprise incursion into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip.
Hamas described its attack as a response to the aggressive actions of Israeli authorities against the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City. In response, Israel announced a total blockade of the Gaza Strip, home to 2.3 million Palestinians, and began delivering air strikes on the enclave and certain parts of Lebanon and Syria. Clashes are underway in the West Bank as well.