The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported the martyrdom of six Palestinians early Sunday in an Israeli drone attack on al-Shouhada Roundabout south of Jenin following an Israeli raid.
The six martyrs included four brothers: Hazaa Naji Hassan Darwish (27 years old), Rami (22 years old), Ahmed (24 years old), and Alaa (29 years old).
Razkallah Nabil Suleiman (18 years old), and Mohammed Yasser Musa Asa’as were also among the martyrs.
UPDATE: One Palestinian youth from a village south of Jenin was also critically injured, and later succumbed to his wounds, raising the number of martyrs to seven.
These horrific images of a new massacre against the Palestinians are not from Gaza; they are from the city of Jenin in the West Bank today.
The targeted individuals were all civilians. The area where they were gathering is considered a place for laborers to assemble before… pic.twitter.com/Jc6Rn8sUgj
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On their way to work
In a widely circulated video on social media, the mother of the four cried, “All of my children are gone—four of them. No one is left for me. No one is left. My heart can’t take it…”
“ All of my children are gone. Four of them. No one is left for me. No one is left. My heart can’t take it…” The mother of 4 martyrs of Jenin. pic.twitter.com/CIeYwc1Mwp
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According to reports, the siblings were on their way to work when the Israeli drone attack killed them.
It is worth noting that at least 327 Palestinians have been killed at the hands of Israeli occupation forces and settlers in the occupied West Bank since October 7, according to a count by the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
IOF soldier killed in Jenin raid
The Israeli occupation forces confirmed the death of a soldier during the raid on Jenin camp in the occupied West Bank.
“She [the officer] was in an operational vehicle that was hit by an explosive device,” IOF said in a statement.
تفجير عبوة محلية الصنع بآليات الاحتلال الإسرائيلي التي تقتحم مدينة #جنين بالضفة الغربية #الميادين #فلسطين #غزة #طوفان_الأقصى pic.twitter.com/St69RgoMUx
IOF troops also sustained injuries when their vehicle was struck by an explosive device in Jenin, as mentioned in the statement.
A helicopter assisted in their rescue under covering fire, the statement stressed.
Resistance confronting IOF incursions into Jenin, Areeha, Nablus
Earlier, Palestinian Journalist Amro Manasrah told Al Mayadeen that Israeli helicopters fired heavy machine gun rounds toward civilian homes in the Jenin refugee camp.
The sources report intense confrontations as Resistance fighters continue to repel the Israeli forces’ incursions into Nablus, Qalqilya, Jenin, and Areeha.
Concurrently, sources confirmed to Al Mayadeen that Palestinian Resistance fighters are engaged with Israeli occupation forces in the al-Maajeen neighborhood in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus.
Israeli Apache helicopters were flying at low altitudes in the sky over Jenin and opened fire toward a site in Jenin. Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation forces brought reinforcements to the city, accompanied by a military bulldozer through the al-Jalameh checkpoint.
مصادر محلية: “بقايا آليات الاحـــتـلال التي استهدفتها العبوات الناسفة في جنين، الليلة الماضية”. pic.twitter.com/Fvte170ZkE
— شبكة قدس الإخبارية (@qudsn) January 7, 2024
Israeli media indicated that the incursion into Jenin was extended for several additional hours in order to evacuate a damaged Israeli military vehicle and the rest of the raiding forces from the area.