Large Israeli Force Raids West Bank Camp

Some 40 Israeli tanks and armored vehicles moved into the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin on Wednesday, exchanging fire with Palestinian militants, witnesses said. No injuries were immediately reported.

Military officials said the raid was intended to root out Palestinian militants in the camp and was expected to last a number of days.

Israel (search) has frequently raided West Bank (search) towns and refugee camps during the last four years of fighting.