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Nine Killed in Israeli Raid, Palestinians Say

This is one of deadliest West Bank incidents in years

Israeli forces conducted a huge raid on the Palestinian city of Jenin in the northern West Bank on Thursday, engaging in a lengthy shootout that left extensive destruction and was one of the deadliest operations in nearly two decades.

Palestinian officials said nine people were killed Thursday. Israel said six "terrorists" were killed, while another surrendered, adding that reports of other deaths were being "looked into." No Israeli casualties were reported.

The Israeli military described the raid as a "counterterrorism operation" against Islamic Jihad militants involved in attacks against Israelis, which spiked this past spring and led to more than a dozen deaths.

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