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Israel's raid left Jenin in rubble. Netanyahu says it won't be the last time.

By Steve Hendrix

05 Jul 2023 · 3 min read

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  1. Israel has ended a two-day operation in the Jenin refugee camp that resulted in the deaths of 12 Palestinians and an Israeli soldier. The goal was to clear the camp of explosives, weapons, and "terror funds."

JENIN REFUGEE CAMP - Israel ended on early Wednesday a two-day operation in the Jenin refugee camp that killed 12 Palestinians and an Israeli soldier, forced thousands from their homes, and created a new equation in the West Bank conflict for longer, deadlier reprisals to militant attacks.

The operation, the largest in two decades, cleared Jenin camp of hundreds of explosives and weapons and confiscated hundreds of thousands of dollars in "terror funds," according to Israel. But the scars on the camp were everywhere with churned asphalt and pulverized cars, windows and doors smashed in by military bulldozers. Cartridge shells and burned tires littered the streets, while water and power supplies were cut.

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