In the occupied West Bank, Israeli security forces shot dead three Palestinians during a military raid on the Balata refugee camp in the city of Nablus earlier today. A spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority described the raid as a “war crime.” Hundreds of Israeli soldiers stormed the refugee camp, demolishing several homes with bulldozers and firing live ammunition and tear gas at residents. Hundreds of people gathered at the men’s funeral after the raid.
Meanwhile, Israel’s far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem Sunday, declaring Israel “in charge” of the sacred site. The mosque has been repeatedly targeted with escalating Israeli violence.
Itamar Ben-Gvir: “It must be said, police and combat soldiers here are doing a wonderful job and again prove who is the landlord of Jerusalem. All of Hamas’s threats will not help. We are the landlords of Jerusalem and all of the land of Israel.”