West News Wire: Three Palestinians were killed and at least 29 others were injured in an Israeli military operation on the Jenin refugee camp. 

According to Wafa news agency, the operation started early on Monday with Israeli forces storming the camp and opening fire with live bullets, stun grenades, and poisonous gas. 

A young boy from Palestine was killed. 

Khaled Darwish, 21, Qassam Sariya, 19, and Ahmed Saqr, 15, have been identified as the victims by the Palestinian Ministry of Health. 

The Israeli military claimed the mission of the raid was to apprehend two individuals, and that when Israeli soldiers were fired upon, a “massive exchange of fire” ensued. 

Reporters from West Jerusalem says that one of the people they were looking for was “the son of an imprisoned Hamas leader”. 

According to the army’s statement, “a military vehicle was hit by an explosive device, damaging the vehicle,” which led to military helicopters firing towards the insurgents to aid the soldiers in leaving the camp. 

Video captured by an Israeli helicopter firing a missile at the camp while surveillance planes hovered above was confirmed by the Sanad news agency. 

Palestinian media also aired footage of an Israeli Apache chopper firing flares over the city and hitting a target with a missile. 

The first airstrike in the West Bank in years was captured on camera, and it showed a building-close area being hit repeatedly by helicopter missiles. 

According to a statement released by the Jenin Brigades, a local branch of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement, its members set off explosive devices close to Israeli military vehicles before shooting at them. 

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