Tuesday and Wednesday saw Israeli military violence in several regions of the occupied Palestinian territories, causing many Palestinian deaths and injuries.
On Wednesday morning, undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated the Aqabat Jaber refugee camp southwest of Jericho in the occupied West Bank’s northeastern part, killed one Palestinian, and abducted two others.
Media sources said the undercover soldiers infiltrated the refugee camp before Israeli army jeeps invaded it to abduct Palestinians.
They added that many Palestinians protested the invasion before the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers killed Dirgham Mohammad Yahia Al-Akhras, 19, after shooting him with a live round in the head.
PRCS medics rushed Dirgham to Jericho governmental hospital where he was officially pronounced dead to the gunshot wound to the head.
The army pushed more military vehicles into the refugee camp before the soldiers initiated massive and violent searches of homes, causing damage, and interrogated scores of Palestinians.
The soldiers also abducted Yassin Marwan Hamdan and his uncle, Mohammad Hamdan, from their homes in the refugee camp.
On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians and injured at least thirty in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed three deaths and more than thirty injuries and added that the soldiers also attacked medics and ambulances while trying to reach the wounded.
The Health Ministry officially identified the slain Palestinians as Mahmoud Ali Nafe’ Saadi, 23, Mahmoud Khaled Ar’arawi, 24, and Rafat Omar Khamaisa, 22.
It also said that the soldiers injured at least thirty Palestinians, including a few who suffered serious wounds.
Eyewitnesses said more than thirty undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated the refugee camp and fired a barrage of live rounds at the Palestinians, forcing them to leave the streets before surrounding two homes and exchanging fire with Palestinian fighters.
Media sources said the soldiers fired several rockets at the two homes where Palestinian resistance fighters are believed to be hiding.
They added that dozens of Palestinians protested the invasion and hurled stones at them while the soldiers fired a barrage of live fire.
Also, an Israeli military drone fired a missile at an electricity tower, causing a power blackout in the refugee camp and some areas in Jenin city.
In addition, the soldiers attacked the minaret of the Grand Mosque in Jenin refugee camp with many rounds of live ammunition.
Palestinian resistance fighters exchanged fire with the invading soldiers in Jenin and the Jenin refugee camp.
During the invasion, the soldiers abducted Ahmad Abdul-Karim Mansour and Hussein Ahmad Zidan, 65, but released Zidan later when he suffered a heart attack before Palestinian medics rushed him to Ibn Sina Specialized Hospital in Jenin. The soldiers also released Mansour a few hours later before the army withdrew.
On Wednesday dawn, Palestinian medical sources confirmed the death of a young man whom Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured on Tuesday evening after the army killed three Palestinians and injured at least thirty, some seriously.
He is the fourth Palestinian the soldiers have killed in Jenin since Tuesday evening, in addition to one Palestinian the army killed near Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.
The Health Ministry said the young man, Ata Yasser Ata Mousa, 29, from Marka village, south of Jenin, has succumbed to his serious wounds.
On Tuesday evening, Israeli soldiers killed one Palestinian and injured eleven during processions near the perimeter fence along the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers killed Yousef Salem Yousef Radwan, 25, from Bani Soheila town, east of Khan Younis, in the Gaza Strip’s southern part.
The Health Ministry added the soldiers killed Yousef after shooting him with a live round to the head and injured eleven Palestinians, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds.
Two Palestinians were rushed to the Shifa Hospital, west of Gaza City, and several others suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
In Jabalia, in northern Gaza, the soldiers shot a Palestinian with live fire east of the Abu Safiyya area, east of Jabalia, before he was rushed to the Indonesian Hospital in nearby Beit Lahia.
The soldiers also shot two Palestinians with live fire east of Khan Younis and east of Rafah in the southern parts of the Gaza Strip.
The Palestinians continued their processions on their land near the perimeter fence along the perimeter fence in the northeastern central eastern and southeastern parts of the coastal region, protesting the escalating Israeli violations, especially the constant attacks against the detainees, in addition to the assaults and invasions by Israeli soldiers and colonialist settlers into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem and the holy site’s surrounding areas.
For a complete list of Palestinians and Israelis killed since 2000, please visit Israel-Palestine Timeline
NOTE: The entire West Bank has been under Israeli occupation since 1967; all its official entrances and exits are controlled by Israeli soldiers, making its Palestinian inhabitants virtual prisoners. Many are families that were ethnically cleansed from Israel during Israel’s founding war (see this and this and this) and its 1967 war. Israeli forces often invade them; one example is here.
Israel was established in 1947 through a war of ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population, both Muslims and Christians, and it continues to steal other people’s land for illegal colonies known as ‘settlements.’ While Palestinians most often use nonviolent resistance, a small number use armed resistance against the invaders.
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