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Nine Palestinians killed in Israeli raid in Jenin ahead of Blinken visit

Only four days before the arrival to Israel of Secretary of State Antony Blinken, tensions in the West Bank between Israeli security agencies and Palestinian groups increases.
Relatives mourn during the funeral of Palestinians killed during an Israeli raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank on January 26, 2023. - Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians, including an elderly woman, said officials in the occupied territory, while the Israeli military said troops traded fire with Islamist militants during a "counterterrorism operation". (Photo by ZAIN JAAFAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Nine Palestinians were killed during an Israeli military raid in the West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian health officials said, in what marked the deadliest escalation in years. The flareup comes on the eve of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to the Holy Land on Monday. 

Palestinian officials said the raid killed seven militants and two civilians including an elderly women. 

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