Cuba, Venezuela condemn fatal Israeli raid on Jenin
The Israeli occupation forces raid on the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank killed 10 and injured at least 20 Palestinians.
Cuba condemned the renewed Israeli aggression against the Jenin Refugee Camp in the occupied West Bank on Thursday that killed over ten Palestinians and injured 20 others.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez tweeted: "Cuba expresses strong condemnation of Israel's violent actions against the Palestinian people in the Jenin refugee camp which led to innocent victims losing their lives."
The Cuban Foreign Minister further warned that the Israeli aggression "violates the rights of the [Palestinian] people and endangers the security of Palestine and the Middle East region."
#Cuba expresa enérgica condena a las acciones violentas de Israel contra la población palestina en campo de refugiados de Yenin que provocaron víctimas inocentes, lo cual viola los derechos de ese pueblo y pone en peligro la seguridad en Palestina y la región del Medio Oriente. pic.twitter.com/E2c56DsrLB— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) January 27, 2023
Venezuela condemns Jenin raid
Likewise, in a statement, the Venezuelan government condemned on Friday the Israeli raid on Jenin Camp, where at least nine Palestinians were killed and more than 20 were injured.
"The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela condemns the bloody operation perpetrated by the Israeli occupation forces in Palestinian territory, from early hours of yesterday in a town of the West Bank, where at least nine Palestinian citizens were killed and about twenty people were injured,” read a detailed a statement published on the website of the Foreign Ministry.
In this context, the statement further pointed out that these acts of violence are but an example of the criminality of the government of Benjamin Netanyahu against the Palestinian people that flagrantly violates International Law.
The administration of Nicolas Maduro calls on the international community to intensify efforts in defense of the international principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, the statement highlighted.
The statements come shortly after Israeli occupation forces raided the Jenin camp in the occupied West Bank early on Thursday morning, leaving residents and popular Resistance groups with no choice but to defend themselves and confront the occupation forces.
The number of martyrs killed in the raid rose to 10, including 61-year-old elderly Palestinian woman Majeda Obeid. The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that there were several injuries as a result of live munition from the Israeli occupation forces while adding that there were dozens of suffocations as a result of the IOF raiding the Jenin Governmental Hospital.
At the time, the IOF prevented ambulance crews from accessing the Jenin Camp, opening fire directly on the emergency vehicles, the Health Ministry said. Meanwhile, photos and videos taken in the camp showed the level of destruction and havoc that the IOF caused all over the refugee camp.
Ramallah revealed that taking the martyrs that rose on Thursday in Jenin into account, the camp has lost 19 people due to Israeli aggression since the start of the year.
In a similar vein, the Palestinian Resistance Committees emphasized that the blood of the martyrs will not be in vain, and will remain entrusted to the resistance of our people in their heroic revolt on the path toward the liberation of Al-Quds, Al-Aqsa mosque, and the defeat of the usurping occupiers.
It is worth noting that the Palestinian Resistance in Gaza fired two missiles toward occupied Askalan in retaliation to the Israeli aggression on Jenin.
Later, Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas movement announced, at dawn on Friday, that its air defenses had responded to the occupation warplanes over Gaza with surface-to-air missiles and anti-aircraft missiles.
Al Mayadeen correspondent in Gaza stated, "The occupation aircraft targeted a site for the resistance in the west and center of Gaza City."
Palestinian media also detailed that "the occupation aircraft targeted the site of the 13th Battalion of the Palestinian resistance in Al-Maghazi camp in the central Gaza Strip, with more than 15 missiles."
In response to that, the Palestinian resistance launched ground anti-aircraft missiles and targeted the aircraft and then launched a new barrage of missiles toward Israeli settlements in the suburbs of Gaza as the Iron Dome attempted to intercept.