NABLUS, Wednesday, January 11, 2023 (WAFA) – A Palestinian dawn Wednesday sustained a critical injury from Israeli army gunfire in Balata refugee camp in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to medical sources.
Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency and Ambulance Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said that a young man, in his 20s, sustained a critical injury in the head from a live round shot by Israeli forces during a raid into the camp.
The casualty, Jibril added, was rushed to a hospital for urgent treatment.
Undercover Israeli army unit, known as Mista'arvim, followed by special forces sneaked their way into the camp and surrounded a house, triggering violent confrontations.
The soldiers fired volleys of concussion grenades, tear gas canisters and live ammunition at local young men, hitting the young man Jibril referred to.
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.