Shaher Sa’ed, the head of the Palestinian Workers Union, said on Saturday that the city of Nablus needs at least 40 million NIS to recover from the damage caused by the Israeli army in the city in the past three days.
The city of Nablus is located in the northern part of the West Bank. It is one of the largest Palestinian cities and is the home of many Palestinian factories.
The Israeli army invaded the city of Nablus on Thursday morning and by Saturday morning the military operation had left 38 Palestinians injured, among them 4 children and 2 disabled civilians. Of those 38 injured, 5 are in a critical condition.
The old part of the city is totally surrounded by the Israeli army, Sa’ed said, and the damage caused by the Israeli tanks in the old city, soldiers attacking local shops and businesses, in addition to a curfew being imposed in the city and workers not being allowed to reach their work, had cost the city at least 40 Million NIS ( the USD = 3.80 NIS).
At the end of his statement Sa’ed called upon the Palestinian government to convene this Monday in the city of Nablus in an act of solidarity with the city residents.
Translated by: Ghassan Bannoura â€“ IMEMC News Room.