Daily life is slowly returning to the Jenin refugee camp after a brutal two-day attack by Israeli forces that killed at least 12 Palestinians, including several minors. age
An Israeli soldier was killed in an operation in the north of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
The offensive used unprecedented drone and helicopter gunship attacks and deployed 1,000 Israeli soldiers who took over people’s homes and broke through the walls of overcrowded houses to move around the camp.
The Jenin refugee camp is very densely populated, with 11,200 people living in less than half a square kilometer (0.2sq miles) without any green public space.
A day after the attack began, thousands of people fled the camp, seeking safety wherever they could. Now, they are slowly returning to their homes, rebuilding what they can.
People in the camp were poor, with unemployment rates among the highest among refugee camps in the occupied West Bank. To recover from the most devastating Israeli military offensive on the heavily populated camp in about 20 years will take them a lot of time.
The United Nations says the attack constitutes collective punishment of Palestinians and may amount to a war crime.