Local websites say Israeli occupation forces failed to arrest Palestinians from the Tulkarm refugee camp amid confrontations with Palestinian Resistance fighters.
A Palestinian youth was wounded by Israeli occupation forces’ gunfire after they stormed the Tulkarem refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.
Local websites said occupation forces failed to arrest Palestinians from the Tulkarm camp amid confrontations with Palestinian Resistance fighters who targeted the raiding forces with an explosive device.
Israeli occupation forces, accompanied by police dogs, raided a number of homes in Al-Rabay’a neighborhood and subjected their residents to interrogation.
Coinciding with the continuation of the incursion, occupation forces called for military reinforcements to the camp.
A couple of days ago, The Washington Post published an investigative report highlighting the brutality of Israeli forces in targeting Palestinian civilians, especially children.
The newspaper report underlined the fact that Israeli raids have long been a fixture of life for Palestinians living under occupation; typically, they would be carried out swiftly at night and end in apprehension.
IOF systematic raids peaked under the current government of Israeli occupation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. By mid-May, 108 Palestinians, including 19 children, were murdered by the IOF in the West Bank and Al-Quds, the newspaper reported citing UN reports.
Most notable in the report was an attached video graphic recreation of an IOF raid on Jenin in mid-March, which led to the death of four Palestinians, including a 14-year-old child.
The investigation synchronized 15 video clips collected from cameras of shops in the vicinity, in addition to a three-dimensional (3D) video graphic constructed based on the testimonies of nine witnesses.
The raid saw Israeli occupation forces charging down the street with AR-style rifles and a handgun before opening fire and shooting more than 20 bullets and killing two Palestinians who did not appear to be armed, which the Israeli occupation claimed were “militants”.
The Washington Post quoted several experts as saying the Israeli storming was a violation of the international ban on extrajudicial killings and that the violation is exacerbated by the fact that those the occupation claimed were armed posed no threat to the IOF. One notable aspect is the fact that the Israeli occupation carried out the killing amid a heavy presence of civilians.
Michael Lynk, former UN special rapporteur for human rights in the Palestinian territories, said the killing in question were “profoundly unlawful”, adding that the unlawfulness was “heightened by the apparent choice to conduct these targeted killings in a busy civilian market.”
Neither man targeted in the raid “appeared to present any threat, let alone an imminent threat, and [both] could have been arrested,” Lynk added.