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Israeli forces shoot and injure 13 Palestinians during raid near Jericho

Israeli forces shoot and injure 13 Palestinians during raid near Jericho
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JERICHO, Thursday, May 25, 2023 (WAFA) – 13 Palestinian youths were wounded by Israeli gunfire, and 14 others were detained during Israeli occupation forces’ raid into Aqabat Jaber camp, south of the occupied West Bank city of Jericho, sources confirmed.

Eyewitnesses told WAFA that large forces of the occupation army stormed the camp from several directions, deployed on the rooftops of the houses in the camp, and raided more than 50 homes, including the homes of the governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, Jihad Abu al-Assal, and his sons. They also surrounded the house of a citizen and fired missiles at him.

The sources added that the occupation forces fired bullets and toxic gas bombs at Palestinian youths as well the houses, resulting in injuring 13 young men with live bullets in the lower body parts.

One of the casualties was reported to be in critical condition.

The director of the Palestinian Prisoner’s Society in Jericho, Eid Brahma, told WAFA that the occupation forces detained 14 youths during the raid into the camp.

The occupation forces closed all entrances to the camp with dirt mounds, and prevented citizens from entering or leaving it, as well as preventing ambulances from entering, as heavy military vehicles were present at the scene.

Israeli occupation forces confiscated surveillance cameras recordings from shops and homes, after they raided them and ransacked them.


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