IDF: Troops using ‘pressure cooker’ tactic to force wanted Palestinian gunmen out of West Bank house

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

IDF troops and officers of the police’s elite Yamam unit have been operating overnight in the Tulkarem area, surrounding a home where several wanted gunmen are holed up.

The forces are carrying out a tactic known as “pressure cooker” that involves escalating the volume of fire directed at a building to force suspects to come out.

According to military sources, armored bulldozers demolished part of the building, troops fired several shoulder-launched missiles at the structure, and a Hermes 450 drone carried out a warning shot strike.

Several gunmen have been killed amid the raid so far, the sources say.

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