Three resistance fighters were killed on Friday at dawn, after the Israeli army invaded Allar village, near the West Bank city of Tulkarem. The invasion was carried out just hours after the army evacuated a military base which was used in the evacuation of settlers and protestors last month.

A local source in Allar reported that soldiers, support by fifty armored vehicles, invaded the village on Friday at dawn, and imposed curfew, while military apaches were hovering over the homes.

The source stated that soldiers surrounded a home where three resistance fighter were hiding, and broke into it after shelling it.

Two fighters identified as Sa’id Al Ashqar, and Raed Al Ashqar, were killed in the home, while Raed Ahmad Ajaj managed to escape to the neighboring village of Saida were he was cashed by the soldiers who opened automatic fire at him, and killed him.  

Said Al Ashqar is the head of Al Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad, in Allar village.

An Israeli military spokesperson claimed that the operation was carried out after receiving intelligence information that the military wings of the Islamic Jihad were planning to attack Israeli targets.


Army claimed that soldiers called on the fighters to leave the home before attacking it, “but the armed fighters attempted to escape and opened fire at the soldiers”, according to the source.

On Thursday morning, one resident died of wound sustained on Wednesday evening after soldiers based at a military installation near Jenin, fired at him.

A medical source in Jenin reported that resident Ala’ Adnan Handooli, 19, from Sielet Al Thaher village south of Jenin, was shot three times in his chest after soldiers based at Dotan military camp fired at him.

The Israeli army claims that Handooli entered the military installation, and ignored the soldiers’ warnings to stop.

Palestinian security officials said that Handooli entered the military installation, along with nine other residents, who thought that the base had been evacuated.

Dotan military camp is slated for evacuation in the coming days, after Israel completed the evacuation of Homesh and Sa-Nur last month as part of its disengagement plan.