DUBAI, November 30. /TASS/. The Israeli military has encircled Tabet Hospital in the Palestinian city of Tulkarm in the West Bank, the WAFA news agency reported.
According to the agency, Israeli soldiers are searching ambulances and interrogating their drivers.
Meanwhile, the Al Jazeera television channel said after analyzing videos posted on Palestinian platforms that Israeli armored vehicles are deployed in the exact vicinity of the hospital. According to other videos, Israeli troops are storming Tulkarm and arresting Palestinians.
Tensions flared up again in the Middle East on October 7 after militants from the Gaza Strip-based radical Palestinian group Hamas launched a surprise incursion on Israeli territory, killing many Israeli kibbutz residents living near the Gaza border and abducting more than 200 Israelis, including women, children and the elderly. Hamas described its attack as a response to Israeli authorities’ aggressive actions against the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City. Israel declared a total blockade of the Gaza Strip and launched bombardments of the enclave and some areas in Lebanon and Syria, as well as a ground operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Clashes are also reported in the West Bank.