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Israel. Jenin. Fighting in the West Bank. The military attacked targets in the Gaza Strip

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Fierce fighting has been going on since Monday morning in Jenin, a city in the West Bank. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out airstrikes on the Gaza Strip overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday. A few hours earlier, the Iron Dome air defense system had managed to knock down five rockets that had been fired from this Palestinian territory towards Israel.

Israeli warplanes fired on two targets in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning in retaliation for a rocket attack on southern Gaza. Israel hours earlier, which was the Zone’s first attack since May 14.

Jenin after Israeli shellingPAP/EPA/ALAA BADARNEH

The Iron Dome system managed to knock down the Palestinian shells, but fragments from the interceptor rocket hit a house in the town of Sderot without causing any casualties.

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Palestinian media reported that several houses were damaged by the Israeli airstrike, but no casualties were reported. The military attacked an “underground weapons workshop used by the chemical unit of the Hamas terrorist group and a missile component processing facility,” the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

Fighting in Jenin

The situation in the Gaza Strip was inflamed as Israel’s large-scale military operation in Jenin in the West Bank came to an end.

Jenin after Israeli shellingPAP/EPA/ALAA BADARNEH

Heavy fighting between the IDF and Palestinian militants took place in the city from the early hours of Monday, resulting in the deaths of at least 13 Palestinians, according to the Palestinian side. IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari said that at least 18 Palestinians were killed in the Jenin operation.

The IDF also reported that one soldier was killed on Tuesday evening while Israeli troops were withdrawing from Jenin.

Jenin after Israeli shellingPAP/EPA/ALAA BADARNEH

Doctors Without Borders: Ambulances are rammed by the Israeli military in Jenin

Doctors Without Borders staff are on site. “They confirmed that there are situations when ambulances are rammed by armed vehicles of the Israeli army,” Draginja Nadażdin, director of the Polish branch of Doctors Without Borders, told PAP about the dramatic situation on the spot.

“More than 90 people have been injured and we have difficulty reaching these people because bulldozers belonging to the Israeli army are destroying the access roads to the camp, which means that ambulances cannot reach the patients and access to the camp is blocked,” Nadażdin said.

Jenin after Israeli shellingPAP/EPA/ALAA BADARNEH

“In the first hours of the action, the Israeli army admitted 55 patients, including several with gunshot wounds to the head,” she added.

Prime Minister of Israel on Tuesday Benjamin Netanyahu informed about the end of the action in this city, but stipulated that the operation was not a one-time episode and could be resumed if necessary.

Main photo source: PAP/EPA/ALAA BADARNEH



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