Israeli forces kill at least 6 Palestinians in latest Jenin raid | Israel-Palestine conflict News


At least 11 people were injured, including two with serious injuries, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

According to the Palestinian Authority (PA) Ministry of Health, at least six Palestinians were killed and 11 wounded by Israeli forces in a raid on the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

Two of the injured were seriously injured, the ministry said on Tuesday.

The Israeli army said: “Security forces are currently operating in Jenin [refugee] camp” in the northern West Bank, but gave no further information. The situation was still ongoing.

Witnesses told Al Jazeera that a house was besieged and hit with heavy weapons. Footage circulating on social media showed helicopters over a column of military vehicles entering the city.

Israeli authorities said one of the Palestinian men they killed was suspected of shooting dead two brothers from an illegal settlement near the Palestinian village of Huwara last week, according to Channel 12’s Israeli news.

The raid on Jenin continues. “At the same time, another raid is being carried out in another refugee camp south of Nablus,” said Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat, who reported from Ramallah.

People gather along a road during an Israeli army raid on the Jenin camp for Palestinian refugees in the occupied West Bank March 7, 2023 [Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP]

On Monday night, Israeli settlers attacked Palestinians in the village, the scene of a violent rampage last week by dozens of settlers seeking revenge for shooting the two Israelis dead while they were sitting in their car.

The Israeli army and border police dispersed crowds of what the military described as “a series of violent rioters” in Huwara. Videos shared on social media showed a group of youths dressed in black attacking a Palestinian car before the driver managed to pull away.

Other footage showed Israeli soldiers dancing with Jewish settlers in the city on the Jewish festival of Purim. “Huwara has been conquered, gentlemen!” a voice is heard saying in Hebrew.

Last week, settlers set fire to dozens of cars and homes in Huwara after two brothers were shot dead by a suspected Palestinian gunman while they were in their car at a nearby checkpoint.

The killing spree, described as a “pogrom” by a senior Israeli commander, sparked global outrage and condemnation, which was compounded when ultra-nationalist Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, who is in charge of aspects of the West Bank administration, said Huwara should be “obliterated”. become “. Smotrich later offered a partial retraction.

Israeli army vehicles move along a road during a raid on the Jenin camp for Palestinian refugees in the occupied West Bank March 7, 2023 [Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP]


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