The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) withdrew from the West Bank city of Jenin after a two-day assault that killed at least 12 Palestinians, including five children, and injured more than 140; 30 of them are in critical condition.
Over the past two days, IOF troops launched a ground-and-air attack on the Jenin refugee camp.
The aggression started after Israeli warplanes bombed a local home, killing the young man, Samih Firas Abu al-Wafa, and injuring several others. Several sites were also targeted during the attack.
Meanwhile, more than 150 Israeli armored vehicles and military bulldozers stormed the city and cut off the roads linking the city with its camp. Israeli snipers were also deployed on the roofs of several houses and buildings overlooking the area.
The IOF also prevented ambulances’ access to the area to provide the injured with medical care. Big damage was also caused in the city after dozes of vehicles and roads were destroyed.
Along the same line, the IOF forces hundreds of families to leave their homes under the threat of bombing, forcing them to remain at the hospital yards and Jenin municipal halls.
Large military reinforcements were deployed throughout Jenin city and its camp, via Jenin-Nazareth and Jenin-Haifa streets.
On Tuesday, dozens of Palestinians suffered from tear gas inhalation after the IOF deliberately fired tear gas canisters at families in the yard of Martyr Khalil Suleiman Governmental Hospital.