At least three Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in West Bank invasions early Tuesday morning. This makes a total of six Palestinians killed by Israeli forces early Tuesday, with three having been killed in the Gaza Strip just after midnight.
In Qabatiya, a town near Jenin, eyewitnesses reported that the Israeli Special Forces besieged a group of Palestinian fighters in the Ad-Dajani district; clashes broke out between the Israeli forces and the fighters which led to the killing of a Palestinian youth, Tariq Zakarnah (24), who is affiliated to the Islamic Jihad-affiliated Al Quds Brigades, and also to the injury of a number of the Palestinian fighters including the leader of the group, Muhammad Abu Ar-Rub.
It is also reported that five Palestinian civilians from Qabatiya were arrested, including one woman. About 50 Israeli military vehicles invaded the town and the Israeli soldiers broke into several houses.
In the city of Nablus, in another Israeli escalation, Israeli Special Forces assassinated Hani As-Saqqa (20), who is affiliated to the Fatah-affiliated Al Aqsa Brigades, and injured a number of other Palestinians after they raided Balata refugee camp in the city.
In Anabta, a town east of the city of Tulkarem, Israeli forces killed the Palestinian youth, Ahmad An-Nimri (29); Israeli army sources claimed that he was also affiliated to the Al Aqsa Brigades and that he was shot to death by Israeli gunfire.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on the international community to intervene with Israel.
"The pursuit of political assassinations is a serious escalation will only destabilise and worsen the situation in the region," a statement from his office said.
The international community, particularly "the American administration should intervene immediately to put an end to these Israeli crimes against the Palestinians," he added.