Israeli forces have stormed the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, killing three Palestinians and wounding at least 45 others, according to Palestinian officials and witnesses.
The raid began early Monday morning, with Israeli soldiers firing live ammunition, stun grenades and toxic gas at the camp residents, who resisted with gunfire and explosives.
The Palestinian presidency condemned the raid as a “massacre” and announced it had suspended security coordination with Israel.
The Jenin refugee camp is a flashpoint of violence and resistance in the West Bank. It was the scene of a deadly Israeli incursion in 2002 that left dozens of Palestinians and 23 Israeli soldiers dead.
The latest raid comes amid rising tensions in the West Bank and Gaza, where Israel has carried out airstrikes after rockets were fired from the coastal enclave.