Palestinians sources in Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank,
reported that Israeli forces invaded the Jenin refugee camp, exchanged
fire with resistance fighters of the Al Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing
of Fateh movement, and the Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the
Islamic Jihad. Three brothers were taken prisoner during the invasion.
The invasion was initially carried out on Thursday at dawn when the Israeli army invaded the camp from several directions after surrounding it.
Eyewitnesses reported that the center of the military offensive was in Al Damj neighborhood where the soldiers intensively deployed and broke into dozens of homes.
During the invasion, fighters of the Al Quds and the Al Aqsa Brigades exchanged fire with the army; one fighter of the Al Quds Brigades was injured in his arm.
Ashraf Al Saady, leader of leader of the Al Quds brigades in the camp, reported the fighters managed to rescue the injured fighter before the army managed to reach him. The injured fighter was taken to a medical facility for treatment.
Meanwhile, one resident identified as Mohammad Afif Sarhan was taken prisoner after the army broke into his home and searched it.
Afif, the father of Mohammad, said that soldiers forced the family out and detained them for several hours before taking his son prisoner.
Army claims that Mohammad is a member of the Al Quds Brigades.
Moreover, resident Mohammad As'ad Al Damj, said that soldiers surrounded his home before breaking into it and taking his three sons prisoner. The three were identified as Taher, Ibrahim and Ismail; Ismail is only 14-year old.
Soldiers also broke into several homes and searched them causing damage to the furniture and property. The houses belong to residents Maher Abdul-Qader Freihat, Salah Barahma, Abdul-Qader Freihat, and Ahmad Jalamna.
In spite of the intensive military presence, several youth took of to the streets, hurled stones and empty bottles at the army.