Two days after the constant offensive, shelling, and destruction of dozens of homes and property, Israeli soldiers withdrew from Jenin and the Jenin refugee camp after killing twelve Palestinians and wounding more than 120, twenty seriously.
The military withdrew from Jenin and its refugee camp, but despite allegations of achieving its targets to eliminate the resistance in its stronghold, the army withdrew while still coming under fire from Palestinian resistance fighters.
The army vehicles left Jenin and headed to the Al-Jalama and Salem military roadblocks, north and west of Jenin, while armed military drones continued to fly overhead.
The large-scale Israeli offensive on Jenin began on Monday at dawn, using armed drones, and military helicopters, while dozens of armored military vehicles began advancing into the city.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed twelve Palestinians and injured at least 120, including twenty who suffered life-threatening injuries.
The Israeli army said one soldier was killed during the offensive in Jenin and added that it arrested dozens of Palestinians.
On Wednesday, the Israeli army spokesperson Daniel Hagari officially announced the end of the “operation in Jenin,” adding that all soldiers and military vehicles have left the refugee camp.
The spokesperson added that Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip also fired several shells into nearby Israeli areas.
Hagari claimed that the offensive in Jenin “made Israel’s security position better than when it started” and claimed that the resistance in the Jenin refugee camp had “lost its capabilities.”
Following the withdrawal, the Palestinians their efforts to clear up the debris, the destroyed cars, the inspection of dozens of homes and budlings damaged due to Israeli fire and shells, and to remove all destroyed cars from the streets.
Workers from the Jenin City Council, the Joint Services Council, private companies and hundreds of volunteers are working on removing the debris, reopening streets and rehabilitating the devastated infrastructure, including the efforts to fix destroyed water pipelines and electric grids.
The damage caused by the Israeli offensive is sufficiently high and the Palestinians are just starting to examine its extent and the efforts to rebuild.
On Tuesday, The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of Abdul-Rahman Hasan Sa’abna, 22, from Fahma village, southwest of Jenin, after the Israeli soldiers him in the head in Jenin during the ongoing Israeli offensive in Jenin and Jenin refugee camp.
The Health Ministry added that Israeli soldiers injured three Palestinians, two seriously, after shooting them with live fire in the inner yards of the Khalil Suleiman Hospital in Jenin.
The soldiers also caused dozens of Palestinians, including patients, in the hospital and Ibn Sina Hospital to suffer the effects of tear gas.
In addition, the soldiers also fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Khalil Suleiman Hospital, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation.
Furthermore, the Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Jawad Mujahed N’eirat, 22, from Meithalun town, south of Jenin, after shooting him in the head in Jenin.
On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed Odai Ibrahim Khamaisa, 22, in Jenin City, bringing the number of slain Palestinians in Jenin to ten on the second day of the Israeli offensive. Khamaisa was from Al-Yamoun town, west of Jenin.
In related news, the soldiers fired many gas bombs at displaced Palestinian families sheltering in the yards of Khalil Suleiman governmental hospital in Jenin, causing many injuries.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the situation in Jenin refugee camp is very dire, especially since the Israeli army is preventing its ambiances from entering it and has constantly opened fire at medics and ambulances.
On Monday night, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of a Palestinian teen, Mustafa Nidal Al-Qassem, 17, whom Israeli soldiers shot during the ongoing offensive on Jenin. The slain teen is the tenth Israeli soldiers killed Monday; nine in Jenin and one near Ramallah.
He was the nineth Palestinian the soldiers kill in Jenin, after the army killed eight earlier Monday, in addition to wounding more than 100, twenty seriously.
The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the eight slain Palestinians as Samih Firas Abu Al-Wafa, 21, Aws Hani Hannoun, 19, Husam Mohammad Abu Theeba, 18, Noureddin Husam Marshoud, 16, Mohammad Mohannad Shami, 23, Ahmad Mohammad Al-Amer, 21, Ali Hani Al-Ghoul, 17, and Majdi Ar’arawi, 17.
The Israeli military spokesperson said Israel still has ten targets to achieve in its Jenin refugee camp offensive and said the soldiers have abducted about 120 young men.
In a press conference, the spokesperson said that the army estimated that there are 300 Palestinian fighters in Jenin and added that it has a list of names of about 160.
Hundreds of Palestinian families were displaced from their homes in the refugee camp and went to the nearby Jenin governmental hospital and mosques after the army ordered them to leave as it continues its offensive.
Israeli military bulldozers and missiles caused excessive damage to homes and buildings, and bulldozed streets, in addition to destroying cars, and blocking access to the refugee camp, and attacking ambulances, medics and journalists.
Furthermore, the soldiers killed Mohammad Emad Hassanein, 21, at the entrance of the Al-Biereh city in the central West Bank.