State Discloses Details About Ongoing Israeli Army Attack in Jenin Refugee Camp


This morning, during an urgent Supreme Court hearing on a petition filed yesterday against the Israeli army to stop the massive destruction and demolition of Palestinian homes in the Jenin refugee camp, a representative of the Attorney General's office, in response to the petition, provided details of the operation. The petition was filed by Adalah and LAW - The Palestinian Society for the Protection of Human Rights and the Environment. 

The Attorney General's representative stated that there are still hundreds of Palestinian fighters in the refugee camp, armed with Kalashnikovs and M-16s. Since the Israeli army's operations began in the camp, only 100 residents had left the camp as of yesterday evening. The Attorney General's representative further disclosed that since the operation began, nine Israeli army soldiers have been killed and 50 injured. The Attorney General's representative claimed that the residents of the camp have been preparing for clashes with the army from the beginning of the re-occupation of West Bank cities and towns, and that the clashes are ongoing. 

As of 1:30 p.m. today, the Supreme Court had yet to issue a decision on the petition.