Israeli forces raid Jenin camp, arrest five Palestinians

Israeli forces raid Jenin camp, arrest five Palestinians
Clashes broke out in Jenin after Israeli forces stormed the city's refugee camp and detained five men.
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11 April, 2023
Israel has carried out deadly raids in Jenin and other parts of the occupied West Bank [Getty/archive]

Israeli forces clashed with residents of the Jenin refugee camp on Tuesday morning before detaining a number of young men and pulling out of the West Bank city.

Israeli troops raided several homes in the camp’s Al-Hadaf neighbourhood, including the residence of Maher Turkman, who is currently on the run from Israeli forces. They detained his son, Ahmad.

Israel’s Army Radio said five Palestinians were arrested in total and two others were wounded.

The other Palestinians detained were named as Ahmed Al-Souqi, Abdullah Al-Batal, and Nour Al-Batal. It was not clear who the fifth man was.

اعتقال 5 فلسطينيين من جنين وإصابة اثنين خلال عملية الاقتحام و من بینهم: الشابان أحمد تركمان وأحمد السوقي..

There was a temporary power outage in the area during the raid.

The Palestinian Jenin Brigades armed group said in a brief statement that it targeted Israeli forces and their vehicles in the vicinity of Jenin camp, claiming to have injured some soldiers.

In January, nine people, including a 61-year old woman, were killed in what was described as a massacre in Jenin.

Nearly 100 Palestinians have been killed since the start of this year alone, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. On Monday a 15-year-old boy was killed in an Israeli raid on the Aqabat Jabr camp near Jericho.

Israeli forces have intensified their raids on Palestinian towns and communities in the West Bank - notably the cities of Nablus and Jenin - after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came back to power in November 2022, heading what is considered to be Israel’s most far-right government ever.