In Umm Yousif’s neighbourhood, nearly every home and car is riddled with bullet holes and broken windows after what residents describe as a “massacre”.
The children here are not playing with marbles, but with the bullet casings strewn across the tight alleyways and adjacent rooftops
following a deadly Israeli raid on Thursday in the Jenin refugee camp. Palestinians pledge to ‘keep fighting’ illegal Israeli occupation following the largest military raid in Jenin since 2002.
“What we lived through was not normal. There was no safe place,” Umm Yousif told that the day after the attack, the bloodiest in the Israeli-occupied West Bank in years.
“All the glass in my house shattered. We were all lying on the floor for two hours while there were sounds of explosions above our heads,” said the 47-year-old mother of four children.
Nine residents, including two children, were killed during the Israeli assault that revived memories from 2002 when another large-scale raid
A tenth person succumbed to his wounds on Sunday, while several others remain hospitalised after being wounded by live ammunition.