2 Palestinians injured by Israeli army gunfire in West Bank

Military also raids refugee camps, damages Palestinian property, officials and witnesses say

11:27 - 25/12/2023 Monday
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Two Palestinians were injured early Monday by Israeli army gunfire during raids across the occupied West Bank, witnesses and officials said.

A civilian sustained critical injuries in the city of Tubas, while another wounded with live gunshot injuries in the hand and thigh was evacuated from the town of Sa'ir, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society said in a statement.

Separately, the Israeli army raided refugee camps of Jenin, the Balata camp near Nablus, and the Aqaba Jabr camp near Jericho.

There was also an armed confrontation between the Israeli military and Palestinian resistance fighters in the Jenin refugee camp. The military damaged Palestinian properties before withdrawing the camps.

While the world's attention is focused on Gaza, where Israeli attacks since the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas have killed at least 20,424 Palestinians and led to a humanitarian catastrophe, violence in the occupied West Bank has grown.

More than 300 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli army fire and in attacks by illegal Jewish settlers since Oct. 7, according to Palestinian figures.

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