Egypt condemns Israeli aggression against Palestinian Jenin Camp



Thu, 26 Jan 2023 - 02:00 GMT


Thu, 26 Jan 2023 - 02:00 GMT

Palestinian victim killed by Israeli aggression against Jenin Camp on January 26, 2023. WAFA

Palestinian victim killed by Israeli aggression against Jenin Camp on January 26, 2023. WAFA

CAIRO – 26 January 2023: Egypt condemned Thursday in a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the storming of Palestinian Jenin Camp by the Israeli forces early in the morning, which incurred nine deaths and 20 injuries.


Egypt called "for an instant halting of aggressions against Palestinian cities, as such attacks risk further fomenting the situation in the West Bank." The country also "warned of the repercussions on security and stability in both Palestinian occupied lands and the region."  


The statement reiterated that "the persistence of such assaults on Palestinian souls and properties would increase tensions and inflate the grudge harbored by Palestinians."


That is in addition to "undermining the efforts deployed to revive the peace process, and the execution of the two-state solution entailing the establishment of a Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967 having as capital Eastern Jerusalem."


Egypt equally called on "all international parties supporting peace, the United Nations, and its agencies concerned with international peace and security, to fulfill their responsibilities by brokering the end violence in the occupied lands." That is coupled with "putting an end to repetitive aggression against the Palestinian people and securing protection for civilians."  


The country also underscored the necessity of abiding by international law, and international resolutions pertinent to the "Palestinian legitimate rights, and the responsibilities of the state of Israel as the occupier."


The Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) reported Thursday that the victims sustained gunshot wounds in the chest, shoulders, abdomen and lower extremities, as announced by the Palestinian Ministry of Health.


Health Minister, Mai al-Kaileh, stated that Israeli soldiers had inhibited Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) medical workers from evacuating the wounded. She added that they also "fired gas bombs toward the pediatric section of Jenin Government Hospital, causing suffocation cases from gas inhalation among Palestinians, including mothers and children."


The news agency reported that snipers took positions on the rooftops of houses in the area, "trigging violent confrontations." As for the soldiers, they "opened fire towards local youths attempting to block their entry, wounding seven, including one seriously wounded by live ammunition in the chest and thigh."


What's more, the Israeli army force "disconnected the power supply to the camp, denied paramedics and reporter access to it and directly opened fire on an ambulance," WAFA reported.



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