Two Palestinians hospitalised after Israeli assault near Jenin

Two Palestinians hospitalised after Israeli assault near Jenin
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28 September, 2021
Two Palestinians were hospitalised after the Israeli army fired tear gas, sound bombs, rubber-coated steel rounds, and live bullets at residents in the town of Qabatya.
Israeli forces have stepped up their assault on the north of the occupied West Bank [Getty-file photo]

Two Palestinian civilians were taken to hospital after the Israeli army stormed part of the occupied West Bank town of Qabatya in the early hours of Tuesday.

Residents of Qabatya, south of the city of Jenin, clashed with the Israeli soldiers who were accompanied by undercover agents, security sources told the Palestinian Authority's Wafa news agency

Undercover agents are often used by the Israelis to help identify and detain Palestinian activists.

The Israeli forces fired tear gas, sound bombs, rubber-coated steel rounds and live bullets at locals. 

Two young people were taken to hospital after being shot in the leg with live rounds.

As part of the assault, the army raided the homes of two Palestinian political prisoners held in Israeli jails.

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The storming follows an ongoing Israeli assault on the northern West Bank.

On Sunday, Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinians in the town of Arraba, in Jenin governorate, and three others in Biddo village near Ramallah. Two Israeli soldiers were also shot and critically injured during the raid of Arraba.

Israel has occupied the West Bank illegally since 1967, and commits various abuses against Palestinian civilians, human rights groups say.

More than 600,000 Jewish Israelis live in settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, in constructions considered illegal under international law.

The Oslo agreement of 1995 divided the occupied West Bank into three parts: Area A, Area B and Area C.

Area A is under the administrative and security control of the Palestinian Authority (PA). Area B's administration is controlled by the PA, with Israel controlling security. Area C is under full administrative and security control of Israel.