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The city of Jenin is under attack from armed Israeli forces.
Over 3,000 Palestinian refugees have been forced out of the refugee camp in Jenin, seeking refuge wherever they can find it, in the besieged West Bank.
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Israeli attack on Jenin
In the midst of the night, thousands of innocent lives were uprooted from their homes in the Jenin refugee camp. The recent assault, the largest in the West Bank in 20 years, has left the streets littered with twisted metal, churned-up concrete, and spent ammunition. The echoes of explosions and gunfire have become a terrifying lullaby for the residents of Jenin.
The assault has displaced an estimated 3,000-4,000 people, according to Palestinian officials. Families were forced to leave their homes with little notice, leaving behind their belongings and the life they knew. With snipers on rooftops and soldiers with assault rifles at your door, the fear and uncertainty are palpable, with one 66 year old resident, Umm Haitham Al Batawi, recounting how they had to leave quickly, forgetting even essential items like her medicine.
The violence has claimed ten lives so far, injured dozens, and left thousands homeless. The scale of the assault, unseen since the height of the second intifada, has left the community in shock and despair. The situation is dire, and the people of Jenin need our help.
Interpal is committed to supporting Palestinian refugees – working to provide immediate relief to the victims of this Israeli assault. The funds raised will go towards providing essential items such as food, water, clothing, and medical supplies. We will also work towards providing temporary shelter for those who have lost their homes.
We urge you to stand with the people of Jenin in these trying times. Your donation, no matter how small, can make a significant difference in the lives of these families. They have lost their homes, but with your help, we can ensure they do not lose hope.
Got questions? We've got answers
What and where is Jenin?
Jenin is a city in the northern part of the West Bank, a Palestinian territory. It’s known for its rich history and cultural significance in the region. The city is home to a significant Palestinian population and has been a focal point of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
One of the notable features of Jenin is the Jenin Refugee Camp, which was established in 1953 by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to accommodate Palestinians displaced during the Nakba – the 1948 war to destroy the Palestinian society and homeland.
The camp has grown significantly over the years and is now more like a densely populated urban area.
Jenin and its refugee camp have been the sites of numerous Israeli military assaults over the years, particularly during the Second Intifada in the early 2000s. These conflicts have often resulted in significant casualties and displacement of Palestinian families living in the area.
In Jenin in Palestine?
Jenin is a city in the northern part of the West Bank, a Palestinian territory.
Like the rest of the West Bank, Jenin has been under Israeli military occupation for decades. While there exists Palestinian civilian administrations, the entirety of the West Bank is effectively under Israeli military rule.
Learn more about the Israeli annexation of the West Bank here.
Why is there a Palestinian refugee camp in Palestine?
The Jenin Refugee Camp was established in 1953 by UNRWA, to accommodate Palestinians displaced during the Nakba – the 1948 war to destroy the Palestinian society and homeland.
These Palestinian refugees were displaced by the war from other parts of the country, many were forced out of their homes at gunpoint by terrorist groups like Irgun. The leaders of those violent terrorist groups later became key Israeli government officials, such as Menachem Begin, who then proceeded to use the cover of law, to prevent the Palestinian refugees from returning to their homes after the war.
The Jenin camp has grown significantly over the years and is now a densely populated urban area.
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