Israeli Air Raid Hits Jenin Mosque Amid Continued Gaza Bombings   

8:51 - October 22, 2023
News ID: 3485682
AL-QUDS (IQNA) – An Israeli air raid has hit a mosque in Jenin, occupied West Bank, amid continued bombings of the Gaza Strip that have claimed the lives of more than 4,300 Palestinians. 

Gaza under Israeli attack


A Palestinian man was killed and three others were injured when one of the regime’s fight jets targeted a mosque in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank on Sunday morning, according to Palestinian medical sources.

The Israeli military said it struck the Al-Ansar Mosque, which it claimed was used by Hamas and Islamic Jihad as a command center.

Social media videos showed the mosque's exterior heavily damaged and ambulances rushing to the scene.

The victim was identified as 25-year-old Mohammed Abu Zaid, who died of his wounds at a hospital in Jenin.

Following footage aired by ABC News shows the aftermath of the attack: 


Israel continues to pound Gaza with air strikes

Meanwhile, the occupying regime carried out more air strikes on the besieged Gaza Strip overnight, hitting a shopping plaza, a house, and other targets, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more, according to Al Jazeera Arabic.

A shopping plaza in Al Nuseirat camp in central Gaza was set ablaze by an Israeli strike, killing nine people and wounding many others. The strike also destroyed several shops in the area.

In another attack, three people, including two women and an eight-year-old child, were killed when an Israeli warplane bombed a house in central Khan Younis in southern Gaza.

The latest escalation of violence between Israel and the Palestinians began on October 7, when Hamas launched a surprise attack on several locations in occupied territories that according to Israeli officials killed more than 1,400 soldiers and settlers. 

Since then, Israel has launched a relentless aerial campaign on Gaza, killing at least 4,385 people, according to Palestinian officials. 

At least 84 Palestinians have also been killed by Israeli soldiers and settlers in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds.

The Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, announced the offensive titled Al-Aqsa Flood was launched in response to increased Israeli violence and desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque by Israeli colonizers. 


Source: Agencies