Drone strike hits Palestinan gunmen in West Bank clash

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

Israeli army vehicles seen during a military raid in the West Bank city of Tulkarm on October 19, 2023. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)
Israeli army vehicles seen during a military raid in the West Bank city of Tulkarm on October 19, 2023. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)

An Israel Defense Forces drone has struck a cell of armed Palestinians in the Nur Shams refugee camp, close to the West Bank city of Tulkarem, amid heavy clashes in the area, The Times of Israel has learned.

The Palestinian Authority health ministry reports that three Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the camp this afternoon, while a fourth was shot dead in clashes late last night.

IDF troops and police officers continue to operate in the camp in order to detain wanted Palestinians. Earlier, police said officers were clashing with gunmen in the area.

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