In Photos: Israeli troops kill 7 Palestinians including doctor in new raid on Jenin in occupied West Bank

AP , Ahram Online , Tuesday 21 May 2024

Israeli forces raided Jenin - a militant stronghold - Tuesday in the occupied West Bank, killing at least seven and wounding several, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

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A Palestinian doctor stands next to the body of a surgeon killed in an Israeli army raid at the mortuary of the Jenin government hospital in the occupied West Bank on May 21, 2024. The official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that among those killed in the operation on May 21 was a surgeon from the Jenin hospital while health officials said seven Palestinians perished in total during the raid. The Israeli military said they had launched a counterterrorism operation on Jenin without providing further details. AFP

 

In addition to the seven fatalities, the Palestinian Health Ministry said nine people were injured.

The raid was ongoing and the casualty numbers could rise.

The director of Jenin Governmental Hospital, Wissam Bakr, said that among the slain civilians was the surgical specialist at Jenin Hospital, Aseed Jabareen, who was targeted in the vicinity of the hospital, teacher Allam Jaradat, who was on duty in a school, and a student on his way back home.

With the killing of the seven civilians, the death toll in the West Bank since 7 October has risen to 513.

 


A Palestinian woman bids farewell to her nephew at the mortuary of the Jenin government hospital in the occupied West Bank on May 21, 2024.. AFP

 

Saraya al-Quds, the military arm of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, said its fighters battled Israeli forces raiding Jenin.

Israel has arrested more than 3,000 Palestinians since the start of the war.

According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, school students were among the injured in Jenin.

The Director of Education in Jenin, Salam Al-Taher, said that most of the schools in Jenin and its camp were evacuated.

 


Palestinian women take their children from school and rush home following warnings by the Israeli army during a raid on Jenin in the occupied West Bank on May 21, 2024. AFP

 


An Israeli army bulldozer advances through a deserted street during a raid on the Palestinian city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank on May 21, 2024. AFP

 

The head of the Popular Committee for Jenin Camp Services, Muhammad al-Sabbagh, explained that students from UNRWA schools are still besieged.


Palestinian women mourn the death of relatives in an Israeli army raid on Jenin at the mortuary of the occupied West Bank city's government hospital on May 21, 2024. AFP

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