The Israeli military reported on Tuesday that its troops successfully “neutralized” Hamas militants who were discovered hiding in a hospital in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, preventing an imminent attack.
The military identified one of the individuals as Mohammed Jalamneh, 27, from Jenin, asserting that he had connections with Hamas headquarters abroad and was plotting a raid attack inspired by the October 7th massacre. The other two individuals were identified as militants from the local area.
According to the military statement, Jalamneh had planned a terror attack in the near future and had been using the hospital as a hiding place, prompting the operation to neutralize the threat.
While the Israeli military has provided details about the operation, there has been no immediate confirmation of the identities of the individuals from the Palestinian side. Voice of Palestine radio reported the killing of three Palestinians at the hospital.
The West Bank, a region where Palestinians aspire to establish statehood, has experienced an upsurge in violence since the October 7th attack, which triggered the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas. The situation remains tense, with ongoing security concerns in the region.