Updated: Earlier Sunday, many Israeli military vehicles invaded Nur Shams refugee camp east of Tulkarem in the occupied West Bank’s northwestern part before the soldiers fatally shot two Palestinians in their heads.
Update: The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers killed Abdul-Rahman Suleiman Abu Daghash, 32, after shooting him with a live round in the head.
Palestinian medics rushed him to the Thabet Hospital in Tulkarem, where he was officially pronounced dead.
Palestine TV has reported that the armored military vehicles, including at least two D9 bulldozers, caused excessive damage to the refugee camp, including bulldozing and destroying streets, alleys, cars, homes, shops, and infrastructure, including electricity networks and water pipelines.
The bulldozers first started by destroying the main street leading to the refugee camp, and is also the entrance of Tulkarem city, linking it with Jenin and Nablus.
Palestinian resistance fighters managed to detonate explosives charge near an armored military vehicle and a military bulldozer, causing damage, before the army towed it away.
Shortly after the army invaded the refugee camp, the soldiers killed Osaid Farhan Abu Ali (Jab’awi), 21, after shooting him with a live round to the head.
Medical sources said the young man was rushed to the medical center but succumbed to his serious wounds and that the soldiers also shot another Palestinian in the head and prevented Palestinian medics from reaching him.
Palestine TV stated that Israeli military vehicles tried to ram a Palestinian ambulance while trying to reach Osaid to provide lifesaving first aid and move him to a hospital.
Palestine TV correspondent said the soldiers prevented the medics from reaching Osaid while he was bleeding, but the medics insisted to perform their duties and took the Palestinian to the hospital where he was officially pronounced dead.
Media sources said many armored vehicles, including at least one bulldozer, invaded the refugee camp and started bulldozing and destroying streets and infrastructure.
The sources added that the soldiers stormed and ransacked many homes and buildings before deploying sharpshooters on their rooftops.
Many Palestinians protested the invasion before the soldiers fired a barrage of live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets, and gas bombs.
Palestinian resistance fighters also exchanged fire with the soldiers and detonated an explosive charge near an armored bulldozer.
A general strike was declared in Tulkarem to mourn the two slain Palestinians.
First Published on: Sep 24, 2023, at 04:25