What is happening in Jenin in the occupied West Bank, and why now?

A new phase of the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict is unfolding in the West Bank, where disaffected, mainly young Palestinians from refugee camps are rising up against the Israeli occupation and Western-backed Palestinian leadership.

For more than a year, the epicenter has been the restive refugee camp in the northern city of Jenin, the target of a deadly two-day Israeli military incursion this week. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — facing pressure to act from his far-right government — signaled the raid will be the start of a more aggressive military response to Palestinian militant attacks.


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