Palestinians raise toll in Jenin raid to 7, including boy allegedly kept from hospital

Israeli soldiers are seen during an army operation in the Jenin camp, West Bank, December 12, 2023. (AP/Majdi Mohammed)
Israeli soldiers are seen during an army operation in the Jenin camp, West Bank, December 12, 2023. (AP/Majdi Mohammed)

A Palestinian man injured in intense clashes against Israeli soldiers in the West Bank’s Jenin has died of his wounds, Ramallah says.

According to Palestinian health authorities, seven people were killed in the fighting that broke out early Tuesday as troops raided the Jenin refugee camp and carried out drone strikes against suspected terror targets.

Aside from the four people killed announced Tuesday morning and the man who died of his wounds overnight, the Palestinian toll includes two other deaths on Tuesday: a man shot in the leg and an ill 13-year-old boy, both of whom they say died after being prevented from reaching a hospital.

In a scene filmed by a small scrum of gathered press, the boy’s father was seen carrying him to the hospital on foot in a bid to get him treatment.

 

Fighting in the eponymous refugee camp adjacent to Jenin is continuing Wednesday morning according to Palestinian reports and footage shared online.

Schools in the area are being shuttered and students are being switched to distance learning in light of the fighting, the official Palestinian news outlet WAFA says.

There’s no immediate comment from the IDF.

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