Israeli occupation forces have wounded a Palestinian with live bullets and arrested others during a series of raids in the occupied West Bank early on Saturday. The raids sparked armed clashes with Palestinian fighters in Jenin and Nablus, local sources said.
According to the sources, Israeli forces stormed Jenin refugee camp and the nearby village of Burqin at midnight, triggering confrontations with residents and members of the Palestinian resistance. The Israeli occupation forces fired live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets and tear gas at the Palestinians, injuring one with a live bullet in the leg and causing several others to suffer from tear gas inhalation.
The sources added that Israeli occupation forces also arrested two young Palestinians from Jenin refugee camp and Burqin village after raiding and ransacking their homes.
Meanwhile, in Nablus, Israeli occupation forces ran over a young Palestinian with their vehicle in the old Askar refugee camp, east of the city, causing him minor injuries. They also arrested another young man from the camp at a checkpoint near Huwara town, south of Nablus.
The West Bank has been under Israeli military occupation since 1967. The Israeli occupation has built hundreds of illegal settlements in the territory, where more than 600,000 Jewish settlers live.
The international community considers Israel’s settlements and annexation plans in the West Bank as violations of international law and obstacles to peace