Fire destroys Ramallah market after Israeli army raid

STORY: :: A fire destroyed a Ramallah market after clashes

erupt between Palestinians and the Israeli army

:: It followed raids on the West Bank city

:: May 30, 2024

:: Ramallah, West Bank

:: Robeen Al-Khatib, Acting Mayor of Al-Bireh

"Civil defense crews tried to enter the area, they were there within the first hours of the incident but they were prevented for about an hour. During this hour, we are talking about a market filled with wood and filled with plastic materials, the fire escalated in a very large way, and then it spread to a commercial building belonging to the municipality, containing dozens of shops. We are talking about a fire that affected 200 shops and stalls in the city center."

Dozens of firefighters were seen trying to control the fire, which spread around quickly, engulfing a vast area.

Reuters reached out to the Israeli army for a comment, and the army stated that the incident was being investigated.