- The Israeli military says it has withdrawn from the Palestinian city of Jenin after launching one of its biggest assaults on the occupied West Bank in decades.
- The two-day raid killed at least 12 Palestinians in Jenin and one in Ramallah, with dozens more wounded.
- Meanwhile, Israel launched air attacks on Gaza after rockets were fired from the besieged strip overnight in response to the Jenin operation.
- Thousands of Palestinians across the occupied West Bank celebrated the army’s withdrawal though many said a large Israeli force was still present
Israeli police vehicle shot at in Nablus, no injuries reported
A shooting attack on an Israeli police car took place near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to the Israeli army radio.
No injuries were reported, and Israeli forces began a search operation for the gunmen, the radio said.
“Palestinian gunmen opened fire from a speeding car on a settlement near Nablus, causing damage to a shop and a vehicle,” the Israeli army radio said.
‘Israeli forces are happy to kill children,’ BBC anchor tells former Israeli PM Bennett
A BBC anchor has criticized the Israeli military raid on the Jenin refugee camp, where five minors were among the 12 Palestinians killed.
“Israeli forces are happy to kill children,” presenter Anjana Gadgil said during an interview with former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
“The Israeli military is calling this a ‘military operation’, but we now know that young people are being killed, four of them under 18. Is that really what the military set out to do? To kill people between the ages of 16 and 18?”
But Bennett, who published part of the interview on his Twitter account with the caption “one of the interviews hostile towards Israel”, argued that all those killed in Jenin were “militants”.
אחד הראיונות העוינים לישראל שאני זוכר.
צפו בראיון המלא שלי אמש ל-BBC>> pic.twitter.com/NFjGCaZszw
— Naftali Bennett בנט (@naftalibennett) July 5, 2023
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