Israeli forces attack Palestinian youths in the flashpoint district of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, April 9, 2022. (Photo: AP)
Israeli occupation forces on Friday morning pounded a house with missiles and injured at least ten Palestinian youths on the outskirts of Jenin refugee camp, according to local sources.
Palestinian news agency WAFA said that a number of Israeli military vehicles, including a bulldozer, stormed the northern West Bank refugee camp, where the soldiers surrounded a house belonging to the al-Dib‘i family for several hours before firing volleys of guided missiles, setting the building on fire.
Sounds of explosions were heard in the camp and plumes of thick black smoke were seen rising from the house.
The soldiers escorted a bulldozer to al-Hadaf area, where the house is located, and prevented medics from reaching the targeted house.
The raid triggered violent confrontations that saw the soldiers opening live fire towards young people attempting to block their passage, hitting seven.
The injured were evacuated to Ibn Sina Hospital for urgent treatment.
One of the casualties was identified as Daoud al-Zubaidi, the brother of Zakaria al-Zubaidi, who has been held in harsh conditions since he was recaptured along with five other prisoners after escaping the highly-fortified Gilboa Prison in September.
Al-Zubeidi, 40, sustained critical injuries in the abdomen as confirmed by the hospital manager Gani Jokha.
The soldiers deliberately rammed one of the military vehicles into a young man, inflicting injuries across his body. The man was also rushed to the hospital.
Meanwhile, witnesses confirmed that Israeli soldiers opened fire at an ambulance in the camp.
The soldiers ultimately detained two members of al-Bib‘i family on the outskirts of the camp.