AL-QUDS (Dispatches) –
Dozens of Palestinians were wounded in clashes with Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, the army said Thursday.
The Palestinian Red Crescent said it treated 64 injured Palestinians, most of them suffering from the effects of tear gas inhalation.
The Gaza-based Hamas resistance movement says fellow Palestinian compatriots should keep up “armed resistance” against Zionist occupation in the West Bank, after one of the regime’s military commanders was wounded by gunfire in clashes in Nablus.
In a statement on Thursday, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum hailed the Palestinians’ resistance in Nablus and said “constant, pervasive and endless confrontations with the regime’s occupying regime should persist and escalate in all towns and villages across the West Bank.”
Following the regime’s raid, the occupying regime’s media reported that three Zionists, including two settlers and one military commander, Roy Zweig, were wounded by gunfire.
Joseph’s Tomb is situated in the West Bank’s Area A, which is controlled by the Palestinian Authority; however, the regime’s military allows the settlers to visit the site without approval, and even escorts them into the place.
Palestinians believe an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Yussef Dweikat, was buried there two centuries ago and the Palestinian office of religious sites considers it to be an Islamic archaeological monument.
The Hamas spokesman further said that the Zionist regime’s acknowledgment of the injuries shows that the Palestinian resistance is “strong enough to inflict losses on the enemy, enforce new rules of engagement and push up costs of any raids or incursions targeting the Palestinian nation.”
He added that the armed struggles aim to thwart the regime’s conspiracies, prevent it from achieving any of its goals, and liberate the entire soil of Palestine.
In a similar desecration attempt, on Sunday, more than 150 Zionist settlers, escorted by military forces, intrude into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of Al-Quds.
In yet another indication of the regime’s brutality against Palestinians, footage has emerged showing the occupation forces having left the infants of a Palestinian couple helplessly weeping in their car after arresting their parents on their way to their home in the south of the occupied Al-Quds.
The Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported that the incident took place late on Wednesday as the couple were driving home in the Sur Baher neighborhood of Al-Quds.
The agency quoted an eyewitness who filmed what happened as saying that the occupation forces stopped the couple’s vehicle and then forced them to get out of their car “while leaving their two infants inside the vehicle alone, without caring for them despite the intense crying.”
Ma’an said the Zionist troops had arrested the couple on the pretext that “the woman carried a West Bank ID and did not have a permit to enter Al-Quds.”
Earlier in the week, a child rights’ organization said in a report that as many as 15 Palestinian children have been killed so far in 2022 at the hands of the Israeli forces.
The Geneva-based Defense for Children International’s Palestine chapter (DCI-P) said the occupying regime had been intensifying its aggression against the minors in the occupied Palestinian territory of the West Bank, and the holy occupied city of Al-Quds since the start of the year.