Six Palestinians injured by Israeli gunfire in Balata refugee camp

Six Palestinian civilians were wounded by live ammunition while others were brutally beaten by soldiers during an Israeli military raid this early morning into the Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus in the occupied West Bank, according to medical sources.

Sources from the Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) reported that six individuals sustained injuries from live Israeli ammunition to their upper extremities. Meanwhile, others, including an elderly man and two women, sustained injuries after being severely beaten by the Israeli occupation forces. All of them were promptly transported to hospitals for medical treatment.

Ahmed Jibril, the Director of Ambulance and Emergency Services at the Palestinian Red Crescent, said that Israeli occupation forces opened fire on a Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance inside the camp. The ambulance crew were attempting to reach an elderly woman in need of medical assistance, but they were prevented from doing so by the Israeli forces.

The occupation forces also blocked anothe
r ambulance from entering the refugee camp, subjecting the ambulance to a violent and unwarranted search.

The Israeli raid also saw Israeli occupation soldiers blow up the Fatah movement’s office in the camp, which had been targeted by an Israeli airstrike yesterday. The office was set on fire as a result of the Israeli attack, in addition to a parked car, according to local sources.

Israeli occupation forces further partially demolished several homes within the camp, raided dozens of homes, searched and vandalized their contents, physically assaulted some residents with rifles, and detained dozens of Palestinians.

Source: Palestine news and Information Agency – WAFA