The Palestinian Foreign Ministry expressed its condemnation of the assassination by an Israeli special force of 3 young men inside Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank, while Hamas described the incident as a crime, stressing that it “will not pass without a response.”
On Tuesday, the Palestinian Authority condemned Israel’s assassination of 3 young men inside Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank, and described it as a “crime.”
The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that “Israel is committing more massacres against civilians,” demanding the implementation of the decisions of the International Court of Justice against Tel Aviv.
Earlier Tuesday, the official Palestinian News Agency said, “A special force from the Israeli army disguised as doctors and nurses stormed Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, and assassinated three Palestinians inside.”
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry called for the implementation of the decisions of the International Court of Justice issued on Friday, obliging Israel to take “measures to stop the genocide and bring in humanitarian aid.”
The Foreign Ministry accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of “at every stage of the war on Gaza, he tries to sell more justifications for the continuation of the war of extermination.”
For its part, the Hamas movement condemned the assassination of the three young men, explaining that it was related to “the Qassam martyr Muhammad Walid Jalamneh, the martyr Mujahid Muhammad Ayman al-Ghazawi, one of the founders of the Jenin Brigade affiliated with the Jerusalem Brigades, and the martyr Mujahid Basil Ayman al-Ghazawi.”
The movement said in a statement, “The Zionist occupation forces’ execution of three citizens by bullets inside Ibn Sina Hospital in Jenin, at dawn today, one of them on his sick bed, is a full-fledged war crime.”
She added that the assassination is “a continuation of the occupation’s ongoing crimes against our people from Gaza to Jenin,” stressing at the same time that “this crime will not go unanswered.”
The Israeli occupation army announced that its forces assassinated (Tuesday) 3 Palestinians inside Ibn Sina Hospital in the city of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank.
Army spokesman Avichai Adraee said that the Israeli forces carried out “the liquidation of an armed cell affiliated with Hamas,” claiming that it “hid inside Ibn Sina Hospital in the city of Jenin and planned to carry out a sabotage operation in the imminent time frame,” as he put it.
He added in a statement on his account on the X platform, “The operation was carried out by the army, the Shin Bet, and the special police unit.”
For months, the Israeli army has been carrying out extensive military operations in the northern occupied West Bank, the intensity of which increased after the start of its devastating war on the Gaza Strip on October 7, 2023.
Since the same date, the toll of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip until Tuesday amounted to “26,751 martyrs and 65,636 injured, most of them children and women,” according to the Palestinian authorities, and caused “massive destruction and an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe,” according to the United Nations.
European MPs on suspending funding for UNRWA: Participation in the extermination and starvation of the Palestinians
Reactions continued rejecting the decisions of some countries to temporarily suspend funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), and European representatives launched a sharp attack on the European Union following its decision to suspend funding for the UN agency.
Representatives in the European Parliament attacked some countries’ suspension of funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), and considered them “wrong decisions and participation in Israeli genocide.”
Mick Wallace, the Irish representative in the European Parliament, described some countries’ suspension of funding for UNRWA as a “wrong decision.”
Wallace considered, in his blog post on the “X” platform, that “the countries that suspended funding for UNRWA support Israeli genocide,” and “want the Palestinians to die of hunger.”
Meanwhile, Irish MP Claire Daly confirmed that the European Union’s decision to suspend funding for the UN agency is “harmful and distorting.”
She explained that this decision constitutes Israel’s participation in its systematic attacks on Gaza, calling for donations to UNRWA, and saying that the agency is in dire need of aid to deliver it to the residents of Gaza.
Another Irishwoman in the European Council, Grace O’Sullivan, criticized the European Union’s decision, describing it as “equivalent to punishment.”
The European Commission had announced that it would reconsider additional funding for UNRWA, in light of the outcome of the investigation announced by the United Nations into Israeli allegations against the agency.
As of Tuesday, 12 countries had “temporarily” suspended funding for UNRWA, following Israeli allegations that 12 of its employees participated in the attack on October 7, 2023.
The countries that announced the suspension of funding are the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy, Britain, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Japan and Austria.
The Western announcements came hours after the International Court of Justice in The Hague announced its rejection of Israel’s demands to drop the “genocide” lawsuit in Gaza, which was filed against it by South Africa, and temporarily ruled that Tel Aviv must take “measures to stop the genocide and bring in humanitarian aid.”
While three countries, Spain, Ireland, and Norway, announced that they “will not cut aid,” but they welcomed an investigation into Israeli allegations about the agency.
On Friday, UNRWA said that it had opened an investigation into allegations of the involvement of a number (without specifying) of its employees in the attacks of October 7, 2023.
The Israeli accusations against the agency are “not the first.” Since the beginning of the war on Gaza, Israel has accused UNRWA employees of “working for Hamas,” in what was considered a “prior justification” for attacking the organization’s schools and facilities in the Gaza Strip, which houses tens of thousands of displaced people, most of whom are refugees. Children and women, according to observers.