Two Palestinian gunmen killed during IDF raid in West Bank

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

An Israeli army bulldozer operates at the entrance of Jenin in the West Bank, during a raid on June 13, 2024. (Zain Jaafar/AFP)
An Israeli army bulldozer operates at the entrance of Jenin in the West Bank, during a raid on June 13, 2024. (Zain Jaafar/AFP)

Two Palestinian gunmen were killed by troops of the Duvdevan commando unit in the West Bank city of Qabatiya, near Jenin, military sources say.

The commandos had carried out a tactic known as “pressure cooker” that involves escalating the volume of fire directed at a building to force suspects to come out. Amid the operation, the troops fired shoulder-launched missiles at the building.

In ensuing clashes, the pair were killed.

The IDF continues to operate in the Jenin area since launching a raid there overnight. At least two wanted Palestinians were detained in the operation so far, the sources say.

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