Israeli Forces Kill Nine Palestinians and Injure 20 in Jenin

January 27, 2023

The Israeli invasion into Jenin refugee camp on January 26, 2023 was the most serious since Israel’s invasion and destruction of large parts of the refugee camp in 2002.
Palestinians mourn as they attend the funeral ceremony of Palestinian Cevad Hussein Bevakine and Edhem Muhammad Cebbarin killed by Israeli soldiers during a raid on Jenin Refugee Camp located in Jenin, West Bank on January 19, 2023. Photo by Anadolu Images


ndercover Israeli forces invaded Jenin refugee camp in the early hours of Thursday, January 26, 2023, and fired at a group of Palestinians who refused to hand themselves over. The invading force, in turn, was targeted by Palestinian fire after their activity was exposed by locals.

According to Palestinian health authorities, nine Palestinians were killed, including three Palestinian fighters and an elderly woman, and 20 others were injured. Four of those injured were shot in the upper part of their bodies and are in critical condition.

Palestinians rushed some of those injured by Israeli fire to a local sports club, but invading Israeli forces attacked them inside, demolishing the walls. Local sources have revealed that the Israeli forces also crushed a Palestinian car in which two Palestinians who were injured were inside and killed them before leaving the refugee camp, following four hours of clashes in which an Israeli drone was also downed by Palestinian fighters.

Palestinian, Jordanian, and Israeli reactions

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has called for an emergency meeting in Ramallah to discuss the implications of killing nine Palestinians in Jenin, as Mahmoud Abbas, President of the PA, called for lowering the Palestinian flag for three days as a sign of mourning.

The spokesperson of the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sinan Al-Majali said the invasion into Jenin camp will only serve to escalate the situation and lead to yet another cycle of violence whose price will be paid by all. The Israeli incursion into Jenin came a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Jordanian King Abdullah II in Amman, during which meeting he affirmed that the status of Al-Aqsa Mosque will stay the same, after Israeli forces prevented Jordan’s ambassador to Israel from entering the compound.

Following the Israeli operation in Jenin, Netanyahu held security consultations with army officials, whereby the Israeli army activated the Iron Dome battery in the south, fearing a retaliation from Gaza.

The Israeli army said it killed three Palestinians who were planning an attack against Israel during the invasion.

Saleh Al-Arouri, the deputy head of Hamas, said the retaliation for what Israel did in Jenin will not take long.

Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip announced a general strike to mourn the killing of the nine Palestinians in Jenin.

The Israeli invasion into Jenin refugee camp was the most serious since Israel’s invasion and destruction of large parts of the refugee camp in 2002.

Following the killing of 9 Palestinians, a number or home-made projectiles were fired into Southern Israel on January 27, which prompted the Israeli army to attack targets in Gaza over night.

The Palestinians killed in the Jenin refugee camp are the following:

Nour Ghunaim

Motasim Abu Al-Hassan

Hamoudi Al-Washi

Abdallah Al-Ghoul

Hamodui Al-Shaqi

Talip Izriqi

Izzideen Salahat

Waseem Jai’is

Majeeda Obaid

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