After a brief lull in violence during the month of November, West Bank militant groups have increasingly carried out attacks against IDF troops and Israeli settlements in recent weeks.
A joint Israeli military and Israeli Security Agency operation in Jenin on Thursday led to the death of Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander Farouk Salameh.
Renewed clashes in the West Bank Friday morning resulted in the deaths of militants belonging to al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
A rising trend in Palestinian militant activity in the West Bank has been ongoing since last year. Nascent organizations have been established as a method to counter IDF troops operating in the West Bank.
An Al-Jazeera journalist and a YAMAM counter-terrorism officer are the latest victims in clashes between Palestinian militant groups and Israeli security forces in the West Bank.
One day before Quds Day, Palestinian Islamic Jihad unveiled a new drone called “Jenin.”