Israeli gunfire in West Bank claims lives of two Palestinian children
Ramallah: In the course of the Israeli army's attack on Jenin, a West Bank city, and its refugee camp, at least two Palestinian children were killed in gunfire, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.
The ministry said in a brief press release sent to Xinhua that two children were killed as a result of being shot by Israeli forces in the city of Jenin.
According to local sources and eyewitnesses, the army conducted a wide-scale arrest campaign in the refugee camp and evacuated residents in the Damaj neighbourhood from their homes amid intense confrontations.
The sources added that the Israeli army also bombed a house with a drone and demolished infrastructure such as water, electricity, and sewage networks with bulldozers.
Jenin has long been a centre for Palestinian resistance groups. Israel says the camp is a hub for planning and preparing militant attacks as well as a safe haven for fighters funded by Hamas or the Islamic Jihad group.
(With UNI/Xinhua inputs)
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