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Israeli Forces Raid West Bank Hospital, Kill Three Palestinian Militants

Israeli sources claimed that the militants were preparing an assault while hiding in the hospital.

Soldiers of Israel’s 33rd Caracal Battalion take part in a graduation march in the northern part of the southern Israeli Negev desert on March 13. The Caracal was formed in 2004 with the chief purpose of giving women a chance to serve in a true combat role.

Three militants have been slain by Israeli soldiers inside a Jenin hospital, located in the occupied West Bank.

CCTV footage showed members of an undercover squad, with rifles lifted, disguising themselves as medics and other civilians were seen moving along a corridor.

According to the Israeli military, one of the militants was preparing an assault and the others were hiding in the hospital.

Israel is however being accused by the Ministry of Health of the Palestinian Authority of conducting a “new massacre inside hospitals”.

Hamas, an armed Palestinian Islamist organisation that is at war with Israel in Gaza as a result of its extraordinary bombardment on the country on October 7, said that one of its members was among the three militants that the Israeli troops reportedly “executed.”

Two brothers who were slain were reportedly members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, another violent group. There was also an addition that one of them had been in the hospital for treatment.

On the CCTV footage, multiple Israeli undercover unit members, both men and women, could be seen racing down a hallway while aiming their rifles left and right in the security camera footage from the Ibn Sina hospital. A person was also seen crouching down and hiding his head with his hands after removing a piece of clothes from the unnamed individual.

With almost daily Israeli arrest raids and skirmishes with Palestinians, tensions in the West Bank have skyrocketed since the October 7 assaults. For months, these attacks have targeted Jenin, a militant stronghold.

According to the UN, Israeli forces have killed at least eight Palestinians and Israeli forces have killed at least 357 Palestinians in the West Bank since October 7th, including assailants, bystanders, and terrorists.

In the same time period, assaults in both Israel and the West Bank by Palestinians from the West Bank have claimed the lives of at least ten Israelis.

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) announced in a statement that the deceased Hamas suspect had “planned a raid attack inspired by the October 7th massacre”. Around 1,300 people, mostly civilians, were killed as waves of Hamas terrorists stormed Israel from Gaza on that day, and a further 250 individuals were captured and taken back to Gaza as captives.

Israel launched a military assault in Gaza as a result of the attack, with the stated goal of eliminating Hamas. More than 26,600 Palestinians, largely women and children, have reportedly died as a result of the Israeli onslaught, according to the Gaza health ministry, which is managed by Hamas.

Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency in the West Bank, said that three Palestinians who were in the hospital had been “assassinated.”

Approximately ten Israeli special forces soldiers disguised in civilian clothes reportedly proceeded to the third level and killed the men with silencer-equipped rifles, according to sources within the hospital.

It further stated that one of the PIJ members who was slain had been in the hospital since October 25th, getting treatment for an injury.

Ozioma Samuel-Ugwuezi

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