Families of Palestinians in the Jenin refugee camp risk destruction

Fatina al-Ghoul and nine other women, her family and neighbours fled their homes in Jenin's refugee camp during one of the largest Israeli operations in the occupied West Bank in years. Hundreds of Israeli troops backed by drone strikes entered the refugee camp on Monday morning, triggering intense gun battles with armed Palestinians. 12 Palestinians were killed over the next two days, including four children, and more than 100 others were injured. Thousands of locals took to the streets on Wednesday for the funerals of those killed. Fatina blames the Palestinian Authority (PA) for not protecting them during the operation, and the scale of the operation inside a densely populated city and refugee camp was criticised by the UN's human rights chief. For many residents, immediate access to drinking water, food and shelter is now critical.


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