East Jerusalem rocked by sixth night of clashes as Israeli raids in West Bank leave at least two Palestinians dead
Israeli troops fire rubber-coated steel bullets, tear gas and stun grenades on Palestinians during clashes in the village of Dura near the West Bank town of Jenin.
Palestinians, many wearing Palestinian police uniforms, clash with Israeli troops at a checkpoint in the West Bank village of Dura in the Jenin district.
The Associated Press reported Monday on the Israeli army’s actions in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli soldiers and police were seen on Monday moving toward the village of Nabi Saleh, which has been surrounded for six days. Three Palestinians have been killed, but Israeli troops are firing rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas and stun grenades at locals, according to AP.
Meanwhile, Palestinians in Gaza saw the latest Israeli offensive, which began Sunday and involves the use of tanks, armored personnel carriers and infantry, as a way to end a humanitarian crisis that began after the Israeli military’s January 29 offensive on the coastal enclave, Reuters reported.
Israel said the operation would end on Tuesday, when the humanitarian situation will allow people to leave the country. The Gaza Health Ministry said Monday evening, however, that “all hospitals are full.”
The Israeli military has blamed Hamas for the destruction of hospitals in the city of Rafah which killed at least 50 Palestinians. Israel says it is fighting an “al-Quds” — or Islamic State — affiliate of Hamas, while the Islamist terror group says Israeli troops and tanks, along with Egypt, are the aggressor.
Palestinian health sources in the Gaza Strip claimed Monday night that three more people have been killed by Israeli airstrikes and bulldozers, and more than 200 injured by the military or border police.
Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qedra said that three Palestinians were killed by live bullets or explosive devices fired in the Gaza Strip.
Israel has acknowledged carrying out a series of airstrikes