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US-Israel Relations in 'Very Precarious' Spot After Palestinians' 'Aggressive Action'

An Israeli army vehicle takes position during the storming of the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank. (Nasser Ishtayeh/AP)

By    |   Monday, 30 January 2023 06:41 AM EST

The ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict reached its latest flashpoint late last week after an Israeli counterterrorism operation in the West Bank targeting Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad terrorists led to the deaths of seven gunmen and at least two others, sparking outrage from Palestinian leaders and a deadly terror attack at a Jerusalem synagogue — and placing the Biden administration in a difficult position.

Middle East experts don't expect the latest violence to devolve into more widespread and lasting warfare. But they say the recent moves of Palestinian officials may expose a White House that is seemingly more sympathetic to the Palestinian plight than it is to any argument coming from an Israeli government helmed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Marisa Herman

Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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The ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict reached its latest flashpoint late last week after an Israeli counterterrorism operation in the West Bank targeting Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad terrorists led to the deaths of seven gunmen and at least two others.
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