Israel Prepares For Possible Retaliation After Jenin Raid

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Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) conducted a raid on the Jenin refugee camp based on “accurate intelligence” from the Shin Bet security agency that a cell of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) located there was planning an “imminent attack.”  Nine Palestinians, including PIJ members, and one civilian were killed, and 20 others injured.  Saleh al-Arouri, deputy leader of Hamas, promised to retaliate saying, “Our resistance will not break, and our response will come soon.” Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office issued a statement saying, “The State of Israel will continue to act anywhere and at any time against those who work to harm the citizens of Israel.”  A senior IDF official said that the military has “increased preparedness” in the event of escalation or retaliation.