Israeli forces stormed the village of al-Aqsa in the West Bank overnight, killing at least eight Palestinians and wounding dozens more.
The Israeli military said the operation was carried out in response to rocket fire at Israeli targets in the area.
The army said it launched the operation following rocket fire from the area on Wednesday.
According to a military statement, the raid took place near the village al-Makhzooma, which lies in the central West Bank.
The statement did not provide a number of casualties.
An Israeli army statement said that Israeli forces killed three terrorists in the attack, including a senior commander who led an illegal group.
The military statement said the terrorists carried out a series of attacks and targeted Israeli military installations.
Israeli media identified the terrorists as Abu Abdullah al-Hammadi, who was killed during the raid.
The military said that the military “wanted to punish terrorists for their crimes.”
Hamas and the Islamist movement’s Islamic Jihad said they condemned the raid and called for an immediate halt to Israeli operations in the Gaza Strip.
A military statement from the military said Palestinian fighters opened fire at the Israeli command post, killing two soldiers and wounding a third.
The Palestinian militant group also reported that three Israeli soldiers and a civilian were wounded in the operation.
Israel has been in a three-week offensive against Hamas in the territory in an effort to stem its rocket fire and to isolate the terror group from the West bank.
Israel says Hamas is a terrorist organization, but its military says it is an extension of Fatah, which it says is a rival of the Palestinian Authority.