Dozens of Palestinians were injured Wednesday morning from Israeli military gunfire as Israeli forces raided the town of Jaba’, near Jenin, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.
Razi Ghannam, a local Fatah official, told WAFA that Israeli forces barged their way into the town in the early morning hours, ransacking several houses and interrogating their residents.
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In the ensuing confrontations, Israeli forces opened fire towards local youngsters, injuring six with rubber-coated steel bullets and causing dozens of others to suffocate from tear gas canisters.
Ghannam added that the Red Crescent crews provided treatment to a number of casualties at the scene, and rushed some others to a hospital in Jenin.
Israeli forces on a regular basis storm Palestinian cities and villages in the occupied West Bank to arrest Palestinian popular activists.
(Palestine Chronicle, WAFA, Social Media)