Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the ongoing Israeli military attacks in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and said that the latest Israeli escalation jeopardizes the peace efforts.

The statements of Abbas came is response to the killing of three fighters after the Israeli army killed three Palestinians in Jenin area in the West Bank in a predawn invasion, a Palestinian source reported on Thursday morning.

“This military escalation is jeopardizes the whole peace process”, Abbas said, “Israel must stop these attacks, especially after the Palestinian factions have committed themselves to the cease fire, and to end all sorts of public display of arms”.

The statements of Abbas came in response to the killing of three fighters in Jenin after the army invaded it.

Soldiers invaded Jenin earlier on Thursday at dawn, positioned in several neighborhoods and broke into dozens of homes.

A large Israeli army force killed three Palestinians in Jenin area in the West Bank in a predawn invasion on Thursday, a Palestinian source reported.

Two, said to be operatives of the Islamic Jihad, were killed after clashing with the Israeli soldiers who surrounded their house in the village of Burqin, near Jenin.

Palestinians identified the two men as Nidal Khlouf, 32, and Samar Shalaby, 24. An Israeli military source reported that soldiers found assault rifles and ammunition clips on their bodies.

Eyewitnesses said, troops invaded the village, and held a wide house-to-house search before clashing with the two and killing them.

The third, identified as Samer Al-Sa’di, 30, was killed in the city of Jenin after clashing with another Israeli military force which invaded the city, according to the source.

During the raids in Jenin, Bethlehem, Nablus and Ramallah, troops arrested 12 wanted Islamic Jihad and Hamas militants. Thursday marks the sixth day of Israel’s military operation in the West Bank, as soldiers search for Hamas and Jihad militants.