Israeli Forces Kill Five Palestinians in Large-Scale Military Raid in Tulkarm

Five Palestinians were killed by Israeli occupation forces in Tulkarm. (Photo: via Social Media)

Five Palestinians were killed and many injured during an Israeli large-scale military offensive in the occupied West Bank city of Tulkarm and its refugee camp.

Israeli occupation forces killed five Palestinians over the last few hours in an ongoing large-scale military offensive in the occupied West Bank city of Tulkarm, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.

At least two of the victims were reportedly killed in a drone strike that targeted them while they were in Nour Shams refugee camp, in the city. The strike also left several others wounded.

Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation forces initiated a detention campaign, demolished infrastructure and declared the camp a closed military zone as large-scale forces stormed the city and the refugee camp from multiple directions.

The five victims were identified as Jihad Aarneh, 25, Mahmoud Samer Jaber, 22, Ghayth Yasser Shahada, 25, Waleed Asa’ad Zahra, 22, and Asa’ad As’ad Zahra, 33.

Additionally, several Palestinians were injured, some of them critically, due to the Israeli drone strikes that targeted multiple locations within the camp.

The Palestinian Red Crescent reported that the Israeli forces obstructed emergency medical teams from entering Nour Shams camp to reach a critically injured person with a head injury, despite coordination with the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Furthermore, a volunteer paramedic was reportedly detained by Israeli forces from inside an ambulance.

According to WAFA, Israeli drones also targeted locations in the Manshiya neighborhood of Nour Shams camp.

Earlier on Saturday night, Israeli occupation forces stormed Tulkarm, imposing a strict siege on Nour Shams camp east of the city.

Military vehicles and bulldozers were deployed on Nablus Street and the entrance to the Ikataba suburb in the vicinity of the camp. Intense gunfire and explosions were reported in various neighborhoods during the incursion.

Israeli snipers were positioned on the rooftops of several buildings, as the Israeli military imposed closures and restrictions on movement in the invaded areas.


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