At least 5 gunmen were killed in an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) operation targeting a terror cell in the West Bank, according to Israeli officials.
The raid occurred early on Tuesday morning in Jericho, a Palestinian-controlled city near the Jordan River. The IDF said that several armed Palestinians were killed in the operation, which was launched in response to a terror attack cell in the area.
The IDF said that the operation was successful in eliminating the terror cell, but did not provide further details.
The New York Post reported that 5 Palestinian gunmen were killed in the raid. The Associated Press – en Español confirmed the report, saying that Israeli troops killed 5 Palestinian gunmen in a West Bank raid.
The Times of Israel reported that the gunmen were targeted by the IDF and that the operation was successful in eliminating the terror cell. The Guardian also reported on the incident, saying that Israeli forces had reported several armed Palestinians killed in the raid.
The incident is the latest in a series of clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the West Bank. It comes amid heightened tensions between the two sides over issues such as Israeli settlements and the status of Jerusalem.