Jenin Unrest: Israeli Military Shoots and Kills 3 Palestinians, Leaving 29 with Wounds
Israeli Forces Engage in Deadly Clash with Militants, Killing 3 Palestinians and Injuring 29 in Jenin
A fierce gunbattle erupted in the streets of Jenin, a city in the occupied West Bank, as Israeli troops clashed with militants, resulting in the deaths of three Palestinians, including a minor. The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the casualties and reported that at least 29 others were wounded during the intense confrontation. Khaled Asasa (21), Qassam Abu Sariya (29), and Ahmed Saqr (15) were among the fatalities, while four individuals sustained serious injuries.
The incident marks the latest episode of violence in a series that has plagued the West Bank for over a year, with clashes occurring almost daily. The Israeli military has not yet issued a statement regarding the incident, but Israeli media outlets have reported that several troops were injured during the gunfight.
Amateur video footage from Jenin, although unconfirmed, appeared to capture an Israeli military helicopter launching a rocket during the ongoing operation. The situation remains tense as both sides grapple with an escalation in violence.
The West Bank, particularly the city of Jenin, has witnessed an increase in Palestinian militancy in recent times. Israel has responded to this surge in violence by conducting near-nightly raids in the region. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, approximately 120 Palestinians have lost their lives this year alone in the West Bank.
While Israeli authorities claim that most of those killed were militants, there have been instances where unarmed protesters and individuals not involved in confrontations have also been fatally wounded, including stone-throwing youths.
Throughout this year, Palestinian attacks against Israelis have resulted in the deaths of at least 20 individuals. The cycle of violence between Israel and the Palestinians continues, with the West Bank serving as a focal point for the ongoing clashes.