Since the beginning of last year, when Israeli raids became more frequent, Israeli forces have killed a total of nine Palestinians on one of the worst days in the occupied West Bank.
The assault on the Jenin refugee camp on Thursday, which Palestinians have referred to as a “massacre,” resulted in 20 other people being injured with live bullets, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. They were all in critical condition—four of them.
The raids are a part of an effort against terrorism that was launched in April, according to the Israeli military. On Thursday morning, when Israeli troops encircled structures and engaged in combat with Palestinian militants, heavy shooting and blasts could be heard in video evidence from the Jenin refugee camp.
Three of those deceased were named by the Palestinian health ministry as Saeb Izreiqi, 24, Izzidin Salahat, 26, and Magda Obaid, 60. Additionally, twenty people were injured, four of them critically, it claimed.
Following the executions, Israeli soldiers announced their withdrawal from Jenin and stated that they were checking into the woman’s death reports.
According to Sakir Khader, a Palestinian-Dutch filmmaker present at the scene, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers gathered at the Jenin refugee camp’s several entries around dawn. Jenin is a terrorist hotspot in the north of the Palestinian territory. He said that after armed Palestinians fired at an Israeli armoured vehicle, the IDF retaliated, sparking an intense four-hour gunfight.
Izz al-Din Salahat, a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, an armed force connected to the Palestinian political organisation Fatah, was among the deceased.
The health ministry reports that another individual, 24-year-old Saeb Azriqi, passed away from his wounds in a hospital.
It claimed that the situation on the ground was extremely challenging and that injured people were having trouble getting to hospitals because Israeli forces were blocking ambulances and medical personnel.