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Israeli airstrike hits ‘suspicious vehicle’ in West Bank attack


The Israeli military said it had ‘identified a terrorist cell inside a suspicious vehicle’ and carried out a drone strike in Jenin.

An Israeli drone strike hit a vehicle in the northwestern West Bank in a new escalation of attacks in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

Wednesday’s airstrike hit the Jenin refugee camp and set cars on fire, according to videos circulating on social media.

The Israeli army confirmed the attack.

In a statement, the Israeli military said it had “identified a terrorist cell inside the suspected vehicle” and attacked the vehicle with a drone strike.

It claimed that targets were responsible for several shootings at Jewish settlements. The occupants of the vehicle were not immediately identified.

The late-night strike marked an escalation of Israel’s ongoing offensive against Palestinians in the area.

Earlier on Wednesday, hundreds of Israeli settlers poured into a Palestinian town in the occupied West Bank, setting fire to dozens of cars and homes to avenge the deaths of four Israelis killed by Palestinian gunmen the previous day. Palestinians said one person was killed in the violence.

The long string of violent incidents in the region over the past year and a half shows no sign of abating.

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