Three Palestinians Killed In West Bank Clashes: Medics
RAMALLAH, Sept 29 (NNN-XINHUA) – Three Palestinians were killed and 10 others injured yesterday, during clashes with Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, Palestinian medics and eyewitnesses said.
Of the injured, two were in critical condition, said the Palestinian Ministry of Health in a press statement.
Palestinian eyewitnesses said that, the regime forces, backed by armoured vehicles, stormed the city and its refugee camp, amid the intensive fire of live ammunition and tear gas canisters in all directions.
The regime soldiers surrounded the home of Fathi Hazem, father of Raed Hazem, who was killed after he carried out a shooting attack in the regime city of Tel Aviv in Apr, according to eyewitnesses.
Fierce clashes broke out in the city between the soldiers and Palestinian militants. The soldiers fired missiles at Hazem’s house and traded fire with the militants.
The regime army spokesman said that, an Israeli army force was carrying out regular military activity in the city of Jenin, to demolish the house of Hazem.
Over the past few months, the West Bank has witnessed growing tension between the Israeli regime’s army and the Palestinians.
More than 90 Palestinians have been killed since Jan, by the Israeli regime’s soldiers, including children and women, according to official Palestinian statistics.
The Israeli regime carried out a campaign of arrests focused on the cities of Nablus and Jenin, in the northern West Bank. The regime said, the campaign targets Palestinians involved in carrying out attacks against it.