On Tuesday dawn, dozens of Israeli military vehicles invaded the eastern area of Nablus and the Askar refugee camp in the northern part of the occupied West Bank before taking measurements of two homes in preparation for demolishing them before the soldiers injured many Palestinians during ensuing protests.
Media sources said the soldiers invaded the homes of slain Palestinians Hasan Qatanani in Askar refugee camp and Husam Isleem in Nablus city and took measurements of the properties.
The sources added that the Israeli army also officially decided to demolish another home owned by the family of Abdul-Fattah Kharousha in the Askar refugee camp.
It is worth mentioning that Israel believes Qatanani and Isleem were behind several shooting incidents, leading to the head of one soldier and three colonialist settlers near Nablus and in the Jordan Valley.
The army also decided to demolish the family home of Abdul-Fattah Kharousha in the Askar refugee camp, just days after taking measurements of his son’s home, Khaled Kharousha, imprisoned by Israel allegedly for helping his father in a shooting in Huwwara town, south of Nablus, leading to the death of two Israeli colonialist settlers.
Dozens of Palestinians protested the invasions and hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at the military vehicles before the army fired a barrage of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs, and concussion grenades.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said its medics treated 46 Palestinians; one of the wounded Palestinians the soldiers shot with a rubber-coated steel bullet, one fell as the army chased him, and 44 suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.
It is worth mentioning that, on May 4, 2023, the soldiers killed Hasan Qatanani, 35, after the army invaded Nablus and surrounded a home before firing dozens of live rounds and several shells at the property, killing him and two other Palestinians and wounding at least four.
The two Palestinian whom Israeli soldiers killed with Hasan have been identified as Moath Masri, 35, and Ibrahim Jabr, 45.
The soldiers killed Husam Bassam Isleem, 24, during a massive military invasion into Nablus on February 22, 2023.
During the offensive, the soldiers killed eleven Palestinians and injured more than 102, including six in critical condition.