Jenin mourns three Palestinians killed in the city by Israel over the weekend
Hundreds of Palestinians in the northern occupied West Bank city of Jenin held a mourning vigil on Sunday for three Palestinians from the city killed by Israeli forces over the weekend
Abdallah Abu Teen, a 43-year-old doctor was killed on Friday during an Israeli military raid on the Jenin refugee camp in front of the Jenin hospital. In the same raid, Israeli forces also shot 20-year-old Mateen Dabaya, who was later pronounced dead in the Jenin hospital.
On Sunday, the Palestinian Prisoners' Club announced that 20-year-old Mohammad Turkman from Jenin died of his wounds while in Israeli custody.
Turkman had been wounded and captured by Israeli forces in late September following an attack on an Israeli military bus in the Jordan Valley, in which six Israeli soldiers were wounded.
"Jenin has demonstrated to the [Palestinian] leaders meeting in Algeria that national unity is built in the field," Palestinian prime minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said at the vigil, appearing beside Palestinian fighters from the Jenin camp and Palestinian men wanted by Israel.
"We know too well that the Israeli occupation, which funds its election campaigns with Palestinian blood, does not want peace," Shtayyeh added.
The latest killings in Jenin followed a rise in confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, last week.
Last Tuesday, an Israeli soldier was killed in a shooting attack north of Nablus. The same day, two other shooting attacks were reported against Israeli forces in Beit Ummar, near Hebron, and in the Sur Baher neighbourhood in Jerusalem.
On Saturday, a Palestinian in his twenties was killed north of Ramallah after opening fire at the Israeli Beit El settlement and wounding an Israeli settler, according to Israeli sources.
In Jerusalem, Israeli forces continue to impose a closure on the refugee camp of Shuafat, while searching for the Palestinian shooter who killed two Israeli soldiers at an Israeli checkpoint outside the camp last week.
Confrontations between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters renewed in Jerusalem's Palestinian neighbourhood of Jabal Al-Mukaber, following a week of confrontations in the neighbourhoods of Anata, Sur Baher and Silwan, in addition to Shuafat camp.
Father of the slain Palestinian doctor bursts into tears as he mourns his son who was killed by the lsraeli occupation forces in front of Jenin Government Hospital this morning. pic.twitter.com/qhwIyHgmEN— TIMES OF GAZA (@Timesofgaza) October 14, 2022
Israeli police announced that it arrested 50 Palestinians in Jerusalem during the week.
On Saturday, Israeli forces raided the northern West Bank city of Nablus, arresting one Palestinian, while they continue to impose movement restrictions on the city since last week.
The movement restrictions and the renewed raids on Nablus raised concerns among Palestinians of a possible larger Israeli raid on Nablus, where the "Lions' Den", a coalition of Palestinian fighters from several factions, claimed responsibility for most of the latest resistance operations against Israeli forces.
On Sunday, the "Jenin Brigade", a coalition of Palestinian fighters in the Jenin refugee camp, said in a statement that it "will not leave the Lions' Den alone," adding that "the occupation's checkpoints around Jenin will not be safe" and that "we will stand with our brothers in Nablus even if we have to send fighters to Nablus to fight beside them."
The mother of Palestinian doctor Abdullah Abu al-Teen, who was murdered yesterday by Israeli gunfire in Jenin, cries tears of sorrow and pain next to her son's grave. pic.twitter.com/yuDc7CMk91— PALESTINE ONLINE 🇵🇸 (@OnlinePalEng) October 15, 2022
"The situation is calm for the moment in Jenin, but we all remain cautious," Atta Abu Rmeileh, the local Fatah secretary in the Jenin camp, told The New Arab.
"Life usually goes back to normal in Jenin following a raid, but the entire city and the camp are remaining on alert, bracing for the next raid," noted Abu Rmeileh.
"We suspect that Israeli raids on Jenin and Nablus will intensify in coming days, until the Israeli elections in early November, where tensions might calm down a little," he added.
The ongoing aggression by Israel in the occupied West Bank has claimed the lives of more than 100 Palestinians, all killed by Israeli forces, since the beginning of the year.