Israeli occupation forces shot and critically wound three Palestinians on Monday morning in Al-Damej neighborhood in Jenin, in the occupied West Bank, according to local sources.
The sources said that Israeli occupation forces opened fire at a group of Palestinians who were protesting against a military raid on Jenin refugee camp, where eight Palestinians were killed earlier in the day.
A graphic video circulated on social media showed the three wounded Palestinians lying on the ground, bleeding and motionless, as Israeli occupation forces prevented ambulance crews and bystanders from reaching them.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said that its paramedics were denied access to the scene by the Israeli forces, who also fired tear gas and stun grenades at them.
The PRCS condemned the Israeli actions as a “grave violation of international humanitarian law and human rights”, and called for an immediate intervention to protect the wounded and allow medical access.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the eight killed Palestinians as Samih Firas Abu al-Wafa, Husam Mohammad Abu Deibeh, Aws al-Hanoun, Nour Eddin Husam Marshoud, Muhammad Muhannad Al-Shami, Ahmed Al-Amer, and Majdi Arawi.
The ministry said that they were shot with live ammunition in different parts of their bodies, and that some of them were left to bleed to death by the Israeli occupation forces.
The ministry also said that at least 25 other Palestinians were injured by Israeli fire during the raid, which sparked clashes between the residents and the invading forces.
Jenin refugee camp is one of the largest and most densely populated camps in the West Bank, home to about 15,000 refugees who fled or were expelled from their villages during the 1948 war that created Israel.
The camp has been a frequent target of Israeli occupation military operations, which have resulted in dozens of casualties and widespread destruction over the years.