At least five people have been killed during an Israeli raid on the Aqbat Jabr Palestinian refugee camp in southern Jericho.
Israeli raid on Palestinian camp kills at leave five
Israeli forces have killed a number of armed fighters during a raid on a refugee camp near the occupied West Bank city of Jericho aimed at capturing suspected Hamas militants.
Five people were killed, governor of Jericho Jihad Abu al-Assal said, in the raid on Monday in Aqbat Jabr refugee camp in southern Jericho and eight were arrested, according to a statement published by official Palestinian news agency WAFA.
The Palestinian health ministry said three people had been wounded, one critically, but gave no details on any dead.
Ismail Haniyeh, leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, appeared to confirm some fatalities in a statement praising the gunmen as “martyred heroes”.