13 Palestinians wounded, 14 arrested in Israeli raid in West Bank

Ahram Online , Thursday 25 May 2023

Thirteen Palestinians were wounded and 14 others detained during Israeli forces’ raid on Thursday on Aqabat Jaber camp, near the West Bank city of Jericho, the Palestinian News Agency WAFA reported.

Injured Palestinians are tranported to the hospital in Jericho, occupied West Bank during an Israeli raid in the nearby aqabet Jaber refugees camp on may 25, 2023. AFP



Eyewitnesses told WAFA that large forces of the occupation army stormed the camp, deployed on the rooftops of the houses in the camp, and raided more than 50 homes, including homes of the governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, Jihad Abul-Assal, and his sons. They also surrounded the house of a citizen and fired missiles at him.

The sources added that the occupation forces fired bullets and toxic gas bombs at Palestinian youths as well as the houses, injuring 13 young men with live bullets in the lower body parts.

The director of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society in Jericho, Eid Brahma, told WAFA that the occupation forces detained 14 youths during the raid into the camp.

The occupation forces closed all entrances to the camp with dirt mounds, and prevented citizens from entering or leaving it, and blocked ambulances from entering, as heavy military vehicles were present at the scene, WAFA said.

Meanwhile, dozens of Israeli settlers on Thursday morning broke into the compounds of aAl-Aqsa Mosque under heavy protection from the Israeli police, Islamic Waqf confirmed.

The Waqf said that settlers, divided into groups, raided the holy Islamic Mosque from Al-Maghariba gate and took provocative tours in its compounds.

This comes at a time Israeli forces intensify measures against Palestinians coming from Jerusalem to enter the mosque, inspecting their IDs and briefly detaining them.



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