Israel launched extensive air and ground attacks on Jenin early Monday,

striking what it called a militant “operational command center” in a further escalation in the occupied West Bank city that is a center for armed Palestinian resistance.

At least five people were killed and 27 injured, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

The Israel Defense Forces said that the attack killed at least seven targeted individuals and that the operation would continue indefinitely.

Another Palestinian was shot by soldiers near the city of Ramallah while protesting the Jenin attack.

Gunfire, drones and explosions were reported by Jenin residents and in videos posted on social media.

Residents reported receiving text messages from Israeli phone numbers that warned them to stay inside for their protection.

The camp, a warren in the city center, has been the site of frequent IDF raids targeting alleged militants.

The clashes have grown more intense in recent months, including a firefight on June 19 that killed five Palestinians.