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Israeli forces raid camp in West Bank leaves Palestinians wounded

Israeli forces raid camp in West Bank leaves Palestinians wounded

Israeli forces raid camp in West Bank leaves Palestinians wounded

Israeli forces raid camp in West Bank leaves Palestinians wounded

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  • Israeli forces raided the Aqbat Jabr refugee camp in Jericho, in the occupied West Bank.
  • At least 13 Palestinians were injured, two critically, during the five-hour operation.
  • Israel was charged by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society with impeding ambulance access.
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Israeli forces raided the Aqbat Jabr refugee camp in Jericho, in the occupied West Bank, and fired bullets, missiles, and tear gas, injuring at least 13 Palestinians, two of whom were critically hurt.

Israeli radio confirmed that during the raid to apprehend Palestinians, Israeli forces launched an anti-tank guided missile.

Israel was charged by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society with impeding ambulance access. After the operation, they were eventually permitted to attend to the injured.

From the West Bank city of Ramallah, reputed media outlet’s reporter reported that the five-hour raid was “a continuation” of the event that happened last Saturday in Jenin, close to Jericho.

“Jericho, a city of 37,000 people, has been essentially closed off by the Israeli military for a week as Israeli forces hunted for suspects in a drive-by shooting near an illegal Israeli settlement not far from Jericho.

“The Israeli forces have arrested 10 people which among them, we understand, were the suspects wanted for that shooting,” Smith said.

The raid on Saturday came a week after nine Palestinians were slain by Israeli forces in the Jenin refugee camp in the northern occupied West Bank.

“This comes really as part of a very violent beginning of the year in the occupied West Bank – 36 Palestinians have been killed so far,” reputed media outlet’s reporter said.

“And all of this on the back of this new far-right Israeli government – which has a cabinet minister in it, elected by settlers determined to advance the settlement project in the occupied West Bank and make life even harder for Palestinians than it already is.”

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