At least two Palestinians were killed and several others were wounded
when an Israeli Apache fired several missiles in the early housrs of Tuesday morning, at a
residential area in the highly populated Balata Refugee near the West
Bank city of Nablus, Palestine News Network reported.
The apache targeted the house of Nimir Abu Munif where his 20-year-old son Ibrahim and his friend Hani Hashash 25 were killed as the army claimed they are wanted, as they are operatives of Al-Aqsa Martyrs brigades, the armed wing of Fatah.
Shortly after the air strike, Israeli army troops invaded the camp with a large force consisting of some 30 military vehicles including a bulldozer and two big trucks.
Troops surrounded the house shot several rounds and fired tear gas into the house, and sent in trained military dogs before going in themselves. Several other family members were treated for gas inhalation.
Nimir Abu Munif, father of Ibrahim, said dogs tore apart his sons’ body. Local sources claimed that the two survived the air strike and were killed later when the army invaded the house.
Palestinian resistance fighters clashed with the invading soldiers and wounded three soldiers, in addition one fighter of Al-Aqsa Brigades was seriously wounded, according to eyewitnesses.
Eyewitnesses also claimed that prior to the air strike; an undercover Israeli army unit entered the camp disguised as vegetables paddlers driving cars carrying Palestinian license tags.
Israeli undercover units also assassinated Ala' Al-Rabi in Ramallah Monday night. Al-Rabi is also a member of Al-Aqsa Brigade.