Raed Tabila (28 years), a commander of the Fatah affiliated Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, died Friday morning in Nablus as a result of wounds he sustained in clashes with Israeli troops who stopped an ambulance from taking him to hospital ,according to Palestinian medical sources.

Israeli troops raided the old quarters of the city of Nablus at dawn on Friday, besieged the Khan al-Tojjar neighbourhood and clashed with resistance fighters affiliated with the Aqsa Martyrs Brigades that resulted in seriously wounding Tabila.

Palestinian medical sources said that Israeli troops stopped a Palestinian ambulance carrying Tabila to hospital at the Hawwara checkpoint for a number of hours despite the fact that he was bleeding. Then they arrested the man who later succumbed to his wounds.

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Army kills a Palestinian man, arrests another in Nablus

2006-05-12 09:05:56

One Palestinian was killed and another arrested on Friday in a pre-dawn Israeli military invasion to the West Bank city of Nablus.

Ra’ed Tbeila, 28, a top leader in Al Aqsa Martyrs brigade, the armed wing of Fatah, was killed and another resident was arrested, when a large Israeli force, of around 20 military vehicles invaded the old city.

Tbaila was injured in the head as Israeli soldiers swept the area searching many houses in the old city, a local source reported.

Troops stopped the ambulance that evacuated Tbaila and arrested him although he was bleeding and needed medical attention, a medical source reported.

Meanwhile, Ammar Abu Mostafah 22, a local resident was arrested also in the operation, after soldiers searched his home; he was taken to unknown location.

The troops also stormed the dorms used by the female students of Al Najah University in Nablus, local sources reported.  No arrests were made.

Nablus has been subject to series of military intrusion during the past week, during which two Palestinians werer killed and several were arrested and injured.

According to a report by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) in Gaza, During the week, the Israeli army conducted a total of 38 military incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank.  During these incursions, troops raided houses and arrested 61 Palestinian civilians, including 11 children.  The army used undercover units and trained dogs during these incursions.