IOF raids Jenin using force the camp has not seen in years
The Israeli Occupation Forces raid Jenin camp and prevent the Red Crescent from entering, resulting in higher death tolls and more severe injuries.
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) raided the Jenin camp in Occupied Palestine's 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 Palestinian Ministry of Health indicated that so far, 5 Palestinians have been martyred, 13 injured, including 3 in serious condition, and noted that the martyrs that succumbed to their wounds at the emergency department were Majida Obeid, Abdullah Marwan Al-Ghoul, and Muhammad Sadiq Jarrar.
Palestinian youth Ezzedine Salahat was martyred by IOF bullets.
الشهيد عز الدين صلاحات ..#جنين pic.twitter.com/VD9AfxjL7a— وصال 𓂆🇵🇸 (@WESAL_1995) January 26, 2023
Saeb Essam Mahmoud Azraqi, 24 years old, was also martyred.
#جنين اسشهاد الشاب (صائب عصام محمود ازريقي 24 سنة) و وجود 5 إصابات بينها إصابة خطيرة بالصدر والفخذ. pic.twitter.com/izbhWKvUNO— حسن اصليح | Hassan (@hassaneslayeh) January 26, 2023
With the 5 martyrs announced so far, the number of martyrs in Jenin camp since the beginning of 2023 has risen to 13.
Moreover, the Palestinian Ministry of Health noted that a Palestinian woman has arrived at Ibn Sina Hospital, in Jenin, with a live bullet wound in her femoral artery, adding that her condition was extremely critical.
The Ministry of Health also reported instances of suffocation among patients, including children, inside Jenin Governmental Hospital, as a result of the occupation forces firing gas canisters toward the hospital.
lsraeli occupation forces raid Jenin Government Hospital and fire tear gas bombs suffocating patients, including women and children. pic.twitter.com/wfjyzaxrSt— TIMES OF GAZA (@Timesofgaza) January 26, 2023
It is also worth noting that as part of the raid that was launched against Palestinians, the IOF prevented ambulance crews from entering the region. That being said, there have been multiple reports of Palestinians being directly targeted with live fire, but due to the life-threatening challenges facing emergency crews, the number of martyrs and wounded remains unclear.
Additionally, the occupation forces directly targeted an ambulance in Jenin camp.
تغطية صحفية: "استهداف مباشر من قوات الاحتلال لسيارات الإسعاف في مخيم جنين". pic.twitter.com/2wmvIrWbXU— المركز الفلسطيني للإعلام (@PalinfoAr) January 26, 2023
The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that the situation in Jenin camp is very critical, noting that "the Red Crescent informed us of the difficulty of rescuing and evacuating many of the injured."
In turn, the Israeli media reported that "the military operation in Jenin was launched after intelligence from the Shin Bet about the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement's intention to carry out a major operation against Israeli targets, and the aim of the operation was to arrest a prominent member of the movement."
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