Israeli Forces Raid and Attack Hospital, Homes, Many suffocate in Jenin

JENIN, May 20, 2014 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Tuesday stormed the northern West Bank city of Jenin and the nearby camp, attacking a hospital and homes, causing several suffocation cases, as well as destroyed the water and power networks in the area, according to security sources and witnesses.

Forces fired live and rubber coated steel bullets, tear gas canisters and stun grenades towards the homes and a hospital, causing many suffocation cases among residents as well as destroying the infrastructure, including the water and electricity networks in the area.

Forces raided the hospital compound and emergency department after attacking the hospital by firing tear gas canisters and destroying some of the contents.

Forces also conducted a large-scale raid and search campaign, raiding several homes in the area, destroying their contents after forcing the residents to stay outside while interrogating many of them.

Army further deployed snipers at the roofs of homes as well as arrested a 22-year-old in the camp.

In the meantime, confrontations erupted following the provocative raid and search campaign; army fired tear gas at local residents, causing many cases of suffocation among them.

Governor of Jenin, Tala Dwekat, condemned the “ongoing aggression against the Palestinian people.” He said the Israeli attack campaign was aimed at restoring chaos, insecurity and instability.


Source: WAFA