At least two Palestinians have died this Sunday after being shot by Israeli soldiers during a new operation carried out in the Nur Shams refugee camp, located around the West Bank city of Tulkarem.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health has indicated in a message on its account on the social network Facebook that the deceased are Asid abu Ali, 21 years old, and Abdelrahmán abu Dagash, 32 years old, before specifying that “were shot in the head during the occupation’s aggression against Tulkarem”.
According to information collected by the Palestinian news agency WAFA, Israeli forces carried out an operation with military bulldozers at dawn, which triggered clashes in the refugee camp, which also suffered material damage to roads and streets.
For its part, the Israeli Army has indicated that a soldier has been injured during the operation and has highlighted that it has resulted in the destruction of a building used as a coordination center for operations by Palestinian armed groups.
“Observation devices, computers and technological devices were located,” he detailed in a statement published through his account on the social network discover explosives placed on roads“.
“The explosives had been prepared and placed in advance to attack (Israeli) forces“, he stated, before highlighting that “during the activity, suspects threw explosives and opened fire on the forces, who responded with gunfire.”There are impacts detected“, he noted, without commenting on the deaths.
For his part, the spokesman for the Presidency of the Palestinian Authority, Nabil abú Rudeina, has condemned the “dangerous Israeli escalation against the Palestinian people” and has indicated that “the cold blooded murder” of two Palestinians near Tulkarem is the latest example of these actions.
Thus, he pointed out that “the Israeli occupation authorities are carrying out a continuous war against the Palestinian people” and has attacked the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahufor his recent speech before the United Nations General Assembly.
Abu Rudeina has maintained that ‘Bibi’ “challenged all resolutions of international legitimacy and International Law” with his words and recalled “the right of the Palestinian people to establish an independent Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as its capital, as reported by WAFA.
In this way, he has warned that the Israeli authorities “are trying to drag the region to a point of violence” and has insisted that “the crimes of the occupation will not deter the Palestinian people to continue their legitimate struggle until they achieve their goals and aspirations for freedom.
The increase in tensions in recent months has resulted in the death of around 190 Palestinians and 25 Israeliswhile there are fears that there could be a general outbreak of violence.
Tensions have risen especially since June following an Israeli operation in Jenin, the largest operation since the end of the Second Intifada, nearly two decades ago, which left at least twelve Palestinians dead, more than a hundred injured and thousands displaced.
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