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Israel said to weigh mass operation in Jenin area due to terror wave

Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers during the demolishing of the house of Omar Jaradat, one of the Palestinian attackers from the Homesh terror attack, near the West Bank city of Jenin, May 7, 2022. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)
Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers during the demolishing of the house of Omar Jaradat, one of the Palestinian attackers from the Homesh terror attack, near the West Bank city of Jenin, May 7, 2022. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)

Senior Israeli officials are currently weighing whether to launch a widespread military operation in the Jenin area of the West Bank, in response to the ongoing terror wave, Channel 12 reports.

The IDF already stepped up its operations in the northern West Bank last month during the beginning of the wave of the attacks.

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has been holding meetings with security officials, debating whether Jerusalem’s response will include strikes in Gaza where the Strip-ruling Hamas has been encouraging attacks against Israelis. While the premier appears to back what would be a new strategy, some in the security establishment oppose the idea, fearing opening up a second front, in addition to the West Bank.

A decision is expected in the coming days, Channel 12 reports.

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