Israeli media: Palestinian courage in Jenin concerning for military
Israeli media outlets report on developments in the Jenin refugee camp.
Israeli news website "Walla!'s" military commentator Amir Bohbot said on Friday that thousands of rounds were fired on Israeli troops in Jenin, saying he has not seen anything like this for 20 years.
Israeli media outlets noted on Friday that there is concern in the security military establishment due to the courage displayed by Palestinians in Jenin.
Bohbot continued to say that Israeli occupation forces had thousands of bullets fired upon them and had to withdraw, and this led to the tires of their military vehicles exploding four times, and to the killing of an officer.
One Israeli occupation soldier said "I have been serving in the army for 20 years," adding that he took part in the invasion of the West Bank, in the "Second Lebanon War, in operation Cast Lead against Gaza, and fought in all the battles, and they do not come close to what we faced today in Jenin."
He further said that they had to drag the military vehicle with its tires popped so that they would not have to go back to Jenin. "Lucky for us the glass was bulletproof."
Walla! also reported that the courage displayed by Palestinians has been increasing concern in the past few weeks. There is an increase in the use of live fire, as well as indirect fire at very close range to the Israeli forces.
According to Walla!'s security source, these changes necessitate thinking of new ways to operate, because the sheer amount of weapons and ammunition cannot be ignored.
The Israeli occupation announced on Friday the death of an Israeli officer from the Yamam unit after he was shot during the Jenin confrontations.
The Israeli occupation forces attempted to storm the camp and arrest Mahmoud Al-Dabaii. Palestinian Jenin Brigades countered the invading force in the vicinity of Al-Dabaii's residence. During the confrontations that ensued the Israeli officer was severely injured and taken to Rambam hospital in Haifa where he was later declared dead.