Two Palestinians were martyred on Tuesday as Israeli occupation forces raided the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp, close to the West Bank city of Jericho.
Palestinian media reported that clashes erupted shortly after the occupation forces entered the refugee camp, adding that two Palestinians were martyred by Israeli fire.
The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the martyrs as 16-year-old Qusay Omar Suleiman al-Walaji and 25-year-old Muhammed Rbihi Nujoom, adding that they were both fatally shot in the chest.
Two Palestinians, Qusai Al-Walaji and Mohammed Ribhi Nujoom, were shot and killed by Israeli occupation forces during a military raid into Aqabat Jabr refugee camp in Jericho at dawn today. pic.twitter.com/aaHPSyEKdC
— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) August 15, 2023
Israeli media confirmed the raid, with a Zionist Border Police spokesman said undercover officers entered Aqabat Jabr to detain a wanted Palestinian man.
The spokesman also announced that clashes at the camp killed two Palestinians.
The Israeli occupation army, meanwhile, said that troops detained eight Palestinians during raids across the West Bank early Tuesday.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, Al-Ayash Battalion, of Hamas’ Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, announced it had fired a rocket from the Jenin area in the northern West Bank toward the settlement of Shaked.
A video published by the group on Telegram shows a projectile in a launcher. Al-Ayyash Battalion said it could not film the rocket launch due to security reasons.
Israeli media said that an attempted rocket launch was reported from the Jenin area towards one of the Israeli settlements in the northern West Bank, adding that this is the sixth such incident in recent weeks.
On the other hand, Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa proceed as Zionist settlers, backed by occupation forces stormed the holy compound and performed provocative rituals there.
Extremist Israeli settlers provide biblical explanations about “the alleged temple” in the while storming the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
— AlQastal News (@QastalNewsEn) August 15, 2023
Source: Palestinian and Israeli media (translated and edited by Al-Manar English Website)