JERICHO, Monday, January 4, 2021 (WAFA) – Israeli forces today shot and injured three Palestinians during confrontations in Aqabat Jabr refugee camp, south of Jericho city, according to local sources.
They confirmed that several an Israeli military force barged its way into the camp in the early morning hours and sealed off the main entrance of the camp, triggering confrontations.
The soldiers opened fire towards protestors, injuring two with live fire and another with a rubber-coated steel bullet and causing dozens to suffocate from tear gas.
The casualties were rushed to a hospital for urgent treatment, whereas the suffocation cases were treated at the scene.
The raid resulted in the detention of one Palestinian.
Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.
These raids, which take place also in areas under the full control of the Palestinian Authority, are conducted with no need for a search warrant, whenever and wherever the military chooses in keeping with its sweeping arbitrary powers.
Under Israeli military law army commanders have full executive, legislative and judicial authority over 3 million Palestinians living in the West Bank. Palestinians have no say in how this authority is exercised.