Israeli forces storm refugee camp near Tulkarm, injuring at least four
At least four Palestinians were wounded in the early hours of Sunday as Israeli drones targeted multiple locations across the occupied West Bank.
Military vehicles were accompanied by two bulldozers, according to eyewitnesses who spoke to the Anadolu news agency, and were seen destroying infrastructure.
The witnesses added that Israeli forces raided several homes, detaining dozens of people, and snipers were deployed on house roofs. The raid lasted several hours, with clashes breaking out between the troops and Palestinian residents of the area.
Some Palestinians, particularly families of those previously killed in Israeli attacks, were interrogated in the field by the Israeli forces.
Palestinian armed groups said that that their fighters resisted the Israeli incursion with gunfire and explosive devices.
Palestine TV reported that Israeli forces were “targeted at the entrance of the Tulkarm camp with a high-explosive bomb.”
The channel added that Israeli troops surrounded the Thabet Governmental and Al-Israa Speciality hospitals- while blocking ambulances from entering the Nur Shams camp. It also said that Israeli forces carried out a drone strike on the Nur Shams camp.
"An occupation drone launched two missiles into the central Nur Shams camp. The first resulted in minor and moderate injuries to two young men, while the second resulted in material damage," Palestine TV said.
Local activists who were present in the camp posted video footage online of the aftermath of the destruction which took place.
The Israeli military prevents an ambulance from moving near Thabet Thabet Hospital in Tulkarm in the West Bank.— Howard Beckett (@BeckettUnite) December 31, 2023
This is nothing to do with ‘defence’.
Everything to do with oppression.
More than 520 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank this year by Israeli security forces and settlers, according to a health ministry toll, at least 314 of them since Hamas's October 7 attack on Israel.