At least 11 Palestinians were martyred in two separate Israeli air strikes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, as Israeli troops stormed a refugee camp in Ramallah and conducted raids in the city of Tulkarem.
The raid that is still ongoing for more than 26 hours is in Tulkarem, which is to the north of the occupied West Bank.
According to international media reports, Israeli forces have arrested 18 people from the village of Harmala, southeast of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.
Earlier 46 people were arrested from one family in Tuqu village in Bethlehem. It’s unclear if the two incidents are related.
Israel pressed its assault on Khan Younis in southern Gaza on Wednesday, sending tanks westwards while Jordan decried shelling that badly damaged its field hospital in the city.
The Jordanian army said it held Israel responsible for a “flagrant breach of international law” in damage to the facility. Israel’s military denied striking or damaging the hospital, saying it opened fire after encountering a “terrorist cell” next to the hospital.
In a statement, Israel’s military said it coordinated the presence of troops in the area in advance with authorities and added medics were instructed to go to safer area. It said it could not identify the source of gunfire that injured a medical worker and the hospital remained “fully functioning.”
People in and around another hospital, Nasser, fled as tanks approached the district overnight following an Israeli army statement that it had come under fire from the area.