Today, Thursday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced the death of 8 Palestinians, including an elderly woman, and the wounding of 16 others, including 4 seriously, by bullets from the Israeli occupation forces, after they stormed the city of Jenin and its camp, while Israeli media said that the Israeli army raised the state of alert on the borders of the Gaza Strip in the wake of the ongoing operation in Jenin. .
The ministry said in a statement that Saeb Essam Mahmoud Zreiki (24 years old) was shot dead by the Israeli army in Jenin camp.
Earlier, the official “Voice of Palestine” radio said that the young man, Izz al-Din Salahat (26 years old), was shot dead by the Israeli army in the Jenin camp.
And the Palestinian Health Ministry announced that there were injuries among patients inside Jenin Hospital, after the occupation forces fired tear gas canisters towards the hospital.
The director of Jenin Governmental Hospital confirmed to Al-Jazeera that the Israeli occupation forces are present around the hospital and are firing bullets and tear gas canisters intensively.
He added that the situation in the camp is very bad, and if the situation continues as it is, there will be a disaster.
The Palestinian Minister of Health, Mai Al-Kaila, said that the situation in Jenin camp is very critical, stressing that the Red Crescent informed her that there are several injuries that are difficult to save as a result of the occupation forces shooting directly at the paramedics.
The Israeli Army Radio quoted a security source as saying that the aim of the operation in Jenin was to arrest what it described as a “most wanted” member of the Islamic Jihad movement.
The Israeli Channel 14 said that the ongoing military operation in Jenin prevented a major Palestinian operation inside Israel.
Al-Jazeera correspondent said that large forces of the Israeli occupation army entered the city of Jenin and its camp, cut off the electricity supply to the camp and prevented the movement of Palestinian ambulance crews.
And Palestinian media confirmed that an Israeli special force infiltrated the city before it was discovered by resistance fighters, where violent clashes took place, and explosions were heard.
The occupation army reinforced its forces and sent dozens of jeeps and military vehicles to the city and its camp.
Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli special force that tried to infiltrate Jenin was subjected to an armed ambush, which led to direct casualties among the occupation soldiers.
The witnesses added to Al-Jazeera that violent clashes are still going on between the occupation forces and the resistance fighters inside the Jenin camp, and that the occupation forces are still besieging and closing all entrances to the camp.
According to eyewitnesses, the occupation forces used a bulldozer to run over a vehicle containing an injured Palestinian. The occupation bulldozers also demolished the Jenin camp sports club.
The “Jenin Brigade” of the “Quds Brigades,” the military arm of the Islamic Jihad Movement, said that its fighters “targeted the occupation forces in the camp with heavy bullets and explosive devices, and achieved direct casualties in its ranks.”--
The Al-Qassam Brigades, the military arm of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military arm of the “Fatah” movement, announced that they confronted the occupation forces in the camp with bullets and explosive devices.-
Video clips broadcasted by activists on social media showed Jenin mosques encouraging citizens to confront the occupation forces.
Other clips published by Palestinian media showed the moment the Palestinian resistance fighters shot down an Israeli drone over the camp.
The Directorate of Education in Jenin decided to delay the school hours due to the occupation forces storming the city.
For months, the West Bank has witnessed a significant escalation of tension, as a result of Israeli incursions and arrests, and clashes between the Israeli army and settlers on the one hand, and the Palestinians on the other.
Politically, the Palestinian presidency appealed to the international community to take urgent action to protect the Palestinians from the crimes of the occupation.
A statement by the presidency said that what is happening in Jenin and its camp is a massacre carried out by the Israeli occupation government in light of suspicious international silence.
For its part, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the Israeli army’s storming of the Jenin camp, calling on the international community to take action against the Israeli “crimes”.
The ministry said in a statement, “We condemn in the strongest terms the bloody and barbaric raid committed by the occupation forces since this morning against our people in Jenin and its camp, which has so far left 4 martyrs and a number of injuries.”
Private sources told Al-Jazeera that the Islamic Jihad movement told mediators that Israel bears the consequences of the aggression on the Jenin camp.
The sources added that the Islamic Jihad had informed the mediators that if the aggression against Jenin did not stop, then the situation is a candidate for all possibilities.
And the Islamic Jihad Movement confirmed in a statement that the resistance is ready and ready for a future confrontation if the aggression against the Palestinian people continues.
In turn, Hamas said that the occupation army will not succeed in breaking the will of the Palestinian people and the resistance forces that are leading a major battle in Jenin.
While the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said that the crimes of the occupation will not go unpunished and we call on the resistance forces to strike the positions of the occupation army.