Israel War Day-116: 'Hit Squad' Kills Three Palestinians in West Bank Hospital Operation
Israel War Day-116: 'Hit Squad' Kills Three Palestinians in West Bank Hospital Operation

Israeli forces have fatally shot three Palestinians in a hospital in the city of Jenin, located in the occupied West Bank.

The killings were carried out by undercover operatives while the men were asleep at the Ibn Sina Hospital, according to statements from the Palestinian Ministry of Health and the Israeli army on Tuesday.

"This morning, three young men were killed by Israeli forces who entered the Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin and shot them," stated the Health Ministry in Ramallah.

The Israeli army claimed its troops had "neutralized" the men, alleging they were hiding in the hospital and were part of a Hamas "terrorist cell."

"A firearm was discovered on one of the wanted individuals, which was seized by the forces," added the army statement.

It was reported that one of the men "had recently been involved in significant terrorist activity and was hiding" in the hospital.

Naji Nazzal, the hospital director, informed AFP news agency that "a group of Israeli forces entered the facility covertly and killed the men."

He also mentioned that the assailants used weapons equipped with silencers.

The three men were identified by the official Palestinian news agency Wafa as Muhammad Jalamnah, Muhammad Ayman Ghazawi, and Basel Ayman Ghazawi.

Security camera footage circulating online appeared to show approximately twelve undercover personnel, including three dressed as women and two disguised as medical staff, walking through a hospital corridor with assault rifles.

Hamas issued a statement condemning the killings, asserting that the Israeli army's "crimes will not go unanswered," and describing the incident as a "continuation of the occupation's ongoing crimes against our people from Gaza to Jenin."

The statement also claimed that one of the men was injured and in bed when he was killed.

Of the three men, Hamas confirmed one was a member, another was associated with the Jenin Battalion, and the third was a Palestinian fighter.

The funeral procession for the three men was underway at noon, with crowds marching through the streets of Jenin in preparation for funeral prayers before burial in the Jenin refugee camp cemetery. Scenes from the funeral were published by Palestinian media outlets.

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