Palestinian medical sources in Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank reported that Israeli soldiers shot and killed one resident, from the Balata refugee camp, east of Nablus, while he was heading to Ramallah city. Earlier on Sunday, soldiers shot and killed another resident in the camp.
The sources identified the resident, who was killed on Sunday evening, as Amjad Mohammad Al Haj, 257.He was on his way to Ramallah, local sources reported.
Eyewitnesses said that the resident was using a bypass road in an attempt to avoid the crowded street that leads to the Huwwara checkpoint.
Soldiers fired several rounds of live ammunition at the resident who was hit in several parts of his body; one of the bullets fired at him directly hit his heart.
Earlier on Sunday at dawn, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Osama Ali Saleh, 27, member of Fateh movement, after surrounding his house.
Saleh was killed as soldiers, supported by armored vehicles and jeeps, invaded the camp and surrounded several house, including the house of Saleh.
An Israeli military source claimed that Saleh is a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigades, the armed wing of Fateh.
The same source added that Saleh, along with other fighters, hurled a type of an explosive at the soldiers operating in the area. No soldiers were reported to be injured.
Soldiers closed several roads leading to Nablus and instead checkpoints in the area causing a huge traffic jam as the soldiers searched vehicles and interrogated dozens of residents.
Palestinian killed by Israeli gunfire in Balata refugee camp Sunday morning
IMEMC & Agencies, 10:25
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian man during an invasion of the Balata refugee camp, next to the West Bank city of Nablus, Israeli sources reported. The Israeli Army radio reported a small skirmish between invading Israeli soldiers and local Palestinian youth in which Israeli forces fired live ammunition at the youth, killing one and wounding three others.
The man killed was identified in Israeli media sources as having been a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigades, the armed wing of Fateh, but was not identified. The same sources reported that the man was part of a group that had thrown some type of explosive at the soldiers operating in the area. No soldiers were reported to be injured.
The soldiers were part of a unit of paratroopers that parachuted out if Israeli jets into the refugee camp. They joined a ground force that was invading the crowded camp, shooting blindly into Palestinian neighborhoods, and taking two Palestinians prisoner from the area since late Saturday night.
The Israeli army has been invading the Balata refugee camp on a nearly daily basis this summer. On Saturday, near the Israeli Wall built in Nablus, a youth wasshot and injured by Israeli forces, who claimed that the young man had been planting an explosive device to blow up part of the Wall.
Over 250 Palestinians have been killed since June by Israeli forces in Palestine (the West Bank and Gaza), many of them civilians.