The Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad in Palestine, Ziad Nakhalah, stated in response to the Israeli killing of eleven Palestinians in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, that it is the duty of his group and all resistance factions to retaliate against the Israeli crimes.

In a statement, Nakhalah said that all resistance factions have the duty and the national responsibility to retaliate and ensure Israel does not get away with its escalating crimes against the Palestinian people.

“What happened in Nablus today [Wednesday] is a very serious Israeli escalation,” he added, “We all have the national obligation to retaliate, and God willing, time will prove that.”

It is worth mentioning that the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said it fired shells into nearby Israeli areas in retaliation to the Israeli crimes committed in Nablus, Jenin, and other parts of the West Bank, and added that the shells were just a message to Israel about the capabilities of the resistance, and a warning to end its escalation against the Palestinian people.

The statements came after Israeli soldiers killed eleven Palestinians, including a child, injured more than 102, six seriously, and caused more than  250 Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation and other minor wounds, in Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The slain Palestinians, as officially confirmed by the Palestinian Health Ministry, are:

  1. Anan Shawkat Ennab, 66.
  2. Adnan Sabe’ Ba’ara, 72.
  3. Mohammad Khaled Anbousi, 25.
  4. Tamer Nimir Ahmad Minawi, 33.
  5. Mos’ab Monir Mohammad Oweiss, 26.
  6. Husam Bassam Isleem, 24.
  7. Mohammad Abu Kabr Al-Juneidi, 23.
  8. Walid Riyad Hussein Dakheel, 23.
  9. Abdul-Hadi Abdul-Aziz Ashqar, 61.
  10. Mohammad Farid Sha’ban, 16.
  11. Jasser Jamil Abdul-Wahab Qaneer, 23.

On Thursday dawn, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of a young man, Mohammad Nabil Fawzi Abu Sabah, 29, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli soldiers in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, two weeks ago.