Palestinians say nine killed in Israeli raid on Jenin refugee camp

Israeli forces have killed nine Palestinians in a West Bank raid, officials in the occupied territory said, while the Israeli military said troops traded fire with Islamist militants during a “counter-terrorism operation”.

The Palestinian health ministry accused Israeli forces of deliberately firing teargas inside a hospital’s paediatric ward, leaving children choking, a claim denied by an army spokesperson who added that gas may have drifted into the clinic through a window.

The bloodiest day in the West Bank in years erupted during a raid on the crowded refugee camp in the northern city of Jenin, where gunshots rang through the streets and smoke billowed from burning street barricades….