IOF demolish Palestinian prisoner's home in Ramallah
The Israeli occupation forces demolish a Palestinian prisoner's home in Ramallah, the occupied West Bank using explosives.
The Israeli occupation forces on Thursday raided Ramallah in the occupied West Bank and demolished with explosions the home of Palestinian prisoner Islam Farroukh, 26, amid violent confrontations in the Palestinian city before withdrawing from there.
The Israeli occupation's incursion was confronted by Palestinian youths, with videos circulated online showing the young men standing their ground against the IOF after they tried to barge into the city using a bulldozer. Several civilians sustained varying injuries ranging from getting shot by live munition and rubber bullets, as well as suffocating due to the IOF's usage of tear gas.
المتحدث باسم جيش الاحتلال الإسرائيلي:— وكالة سند للأنباء - Snd News Agency (@Snd_pal) June 8, 2023
قوات الجيش تدمر الليلة منزل الأسير إسلام فروخ في رام الله، والذي نفذ عملية التفجير بالقدس في نوفمبر الماضي. pic.twitter.com/UpOnK7Hiy4
الاحتلال ينسحب من مدينة رام الله عقب تفجير منزل الأسير إسلام الفروخ. pic.twitter.com/jNM24t83cB— قناة فلسطين اليوم (@Paltodaytv) June 8, 2023
The Israeli occupation forces arrested 16 Palestinians from Beita, South of Nablus, before withdrawing from the city.
Some 10 Palestinians were wounded in the process, with medical sources reporting that six had sustained injuries due to being shot with rubber bullets, with four others also seeking medical attention after being shot at with live munition.
One young man, Odai Al-Tarifi, was shot in the head, with medical sources saying his condition was "critical".
"Six people were wounded this night by Israeli army fire in the city of Ramallah," the ministry said in a statement, noting that all those wounded were taken to the hospital.
جانب من المواجهات العنيفة بين الشبان الفلسطينيين وقوات الاحتلال خلال انسحابها من رام الله التحتا. pic.twitter.com/ffkTh9TdAD— الساهرة (@alsahera_ar) June 8, 2023
The other injuries included one young man shot in the waist, two in the thigh and foot, and one in the arm, in addition to one suffocating due to tear gas.
Arab journalist Rabih Al-Mounir was also wounded by a rubber bullet, sustaining an injury to his abdomen while covering the raid and the confrontations.
Confrontations broke out between the youths and the occupation forces backed by dozens of military vehicles, which were confronted with stones. Resistance fighters also opened fire as the occupation opened fire and extensively used tear gas.
The occupation had earlier charged in November the prisoner, Islam Farroukh, with the double bombing of bus stations in occupied Al-Quds, which resulted in the killing of settlers and the injury of dozens.
آثار المواجهات في مدينة رام الله... pic.twitter.com/V6mJOKweOj— Firas Taneineh (@FirasTaneineh) June 8, 2023
There were also injuries recorded due to Israeli settlers attacking the Palestinian people in Al-Mazraa, north of Ramallah, where they set fire to the village.
Dozens of settlers attacked Palestinian homes in Al-Mazra'a, prompting the citizens to confront the aggression with full force, which resulted in many casualties, local sources reported.
Israeli settlers set fire to Jabal Harasha during a raid on Al-Mazraa, the sources added.
Back in May, A Palestinian youth was injured and three others were arrested by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) during a large-scale raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.
An Israeli occupation force infiltrated several neighborhoods of Jenin and deployed snipers on the roofs of a number of houses in the Al-Marah and Khallet Al-Sawha neighborhoods in the east of the city.
Simultaneously, the occupation forces arrested three Palestinians: Adham Nabil Jalboni, Ahmed Mahajna Al-Shakhshir, and Saher Mahajna.