Israeli forces raid West Bank hospital; kills 3 Palestinian soldiers

Three men took shelter in West Bank hospital and were planning an attack. The Israeli forces entered the Ibn Sina Hospital in the northern city of Jenin on Tuesday and shot those three men. 

An Israeli soldier takes up position on the border with the Gaza Strip in southern Israel. (Credits: Tsafrir Abayov)
An Israeli soldier takes up position on the border with the Gaza Strip in southern Israel. (Credits: Tsafrir Abayov)

Three Palestinian militants have been killed by Israeli forces during a raid on a hospital in the occupied West Bank. The area has been marked under an alert since the war started in the Gaza Strip. 

According to the Israeli Military, the three men took shelter in the hospital and were planning an attack. In due course of time, the Israeli forces entered the Ibn Sina Hospital in the northern city of Jenin on Tuesday and shot those three men. 

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Noting this incident, the Palestinian Health Ministry issued a statement and stated that the forces started the firing inside the hospital’s wards, and they had to call the international community to stop the firing inside the place. 

Ibn Sina Hospital following a deadly Israeli military raid in the West Bank town of Jenin. (Credits: Majdi Mohammed)
Ibn Sina Hospital following a deadly Israeli military raid in the West Bank town of Jenin. (Credits: Majdi Mohammed)

Further, they added, “Cease-fire talks about stopping the fighting in Gaza are ongoing, but Israel has said ‘significant gaps’ remain in any potential agreement. 

UN Envoy to investigate sexual assaults reports from Hamas Attack

Pramila Patten, the UN’s special representative on sexual violence, visited Israel on Monday and remained there for a week to revise the cases reported as a result of Hamas soldiers during the October 7 attack that triggered Israel’s war in Gaza. 

She met Israel’s president, Issac Herzog, his wife Michal and other diplomats. UN representative Patten encouraged victims to meet her. 

“We really want to ensure that you have justice so that we put an end to this heinous act”, Patten added as per Herzog’s office. 

According to the reports, the sexual assaults were part of a deadly warfare conducted by the militants from Hamas and other Gaza groups that killed nearly 1,200 people, most of them civilians. Moreover, they took more than 250 hostages from southern Israel.

Notably, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned women’s rights organisations such as United Nations as they did not damn the reports of sexual assault immediately. 

Additionally, more than 26,000 Palestinians have lost their lives in the Israel-Hamas conflict. Health Ministry in Hamas report stated that the majority of them were women and minors. 

If sources are to be believed, it mentioned that the war in Southern Israel on October 7, 2023, resulted in the killing of 1,200 people and about 250 people were taken as hostages.