A Palestinian man was shot and killed on Monday at midday by Israeli army gunfire in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The military offensive continues for the second consecutive day.

Local medical sources reported that Annan Al Tibi, 41, was killed when an Israeli troop shot him in his own home, located in Al Yassamein neighborhood in the old city of Nablus.

Tibi's son was also injured during the attack on the family home; Palestinian medical teams reported that the boy is still bleeding inside the house and that Israeli soldiers are not allowing the medical teams to access him.

Also on Monday around midday, Israeli tanks bombed a second building in downtown Nablus city. Local sources reported that Israeli forces are attacking civilian cars and destroying them. In the meantime, the Israeli army have turned two local schools into detention camps and are gathering men aging from 15 to 35 there for interrogations.

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Israeli Army Attacks Residential Buildings in Nablus Monday February 26, 2007 10:37 by Rami Almeghari – IMEMC & Agencies

Israeli army attacked Monday morning scores of Palestinian residential buildings in the West Bank city of Nablus, media reports said. Local sources confirmed that at least 50 Palestinian-owned houses across the city have been raided as inhabitants inside have been forced out.

The sources said that the attacks on houses included the arrest of approximately 100 people, who have been transferred to the Huwara detention center to the south of the city.

In the western suburb of Nablus, the Israeli army opened heavy gunfire at the Sal’ous residential building then forced all those inside out, witnesses said. This Palestinian city is being exposed to the harshest Israeli military offensive in recent years.

The Israeli army invaded Nablus yesterday under the pretext of cracking down on ‘wanted Palestinians’. Meanwhile, another residential building in the West Bank city of Jenin, has been reportedly attacked by the army early this morning and a military roadblock has been reportedly erected at the front door of the building.