Debra Sweet | July 4, 2023
In recent days a pogrom has been carried out by right-wing Zionist settlers in Palestinian villages. Today these on-going attacks took on another form. In the early hours this morning, over 1,000 Israeli troops descended on Jenin, including the crowded Jenin refugee camp, in a brutal and wide-ranging military invasion.
This Israeli military invasion cut off water and electricity, blocked ambulances from reaching injured Palestinians, attacked journalists, bulldozed homes and roads and attacked the Jenin Freedom Theater, where Palestinian families were seeking refuge. Israeli troops remain in the city — Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has stated that this invasion will continue for “as long as it takes.”
The White House has responded by saying the administration is closely monitoring the situation in the West Bank and that the United States supports “Israel’s right to protect its people from Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other terrorist groups.”
This is outrageous!