5 Hamas Terrorist Killed In West Bank Raids By Israeli Defense Forces

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On Sunday Israeli troops killed five Hamas militants during a gun battle in the West Bank where the group had been operating. This is the largest clash between Israel and Hamas since the short conflict in May between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza strip, where Hamas is based.

Israel has long said that it had concerns that Hamas was growing in popularity and power in the West Bank where the Palestinian authority operates and where Fatah is based. Following the raids, Hamas called on Palestinians in the West Bank to "escalate" armed resistance against Israel. The IDF said it carried out the raids in order to stop Hamas terrace from launching attacks from the West Bank.

According to the Palestinian red crescent, an additional four people were injured.