Early Saturday dawn, the Israeli army fired a missile at a home in the center of the Balata refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, killing five Palestinians and injuring at least two, in addition to causing extensive damage.
Media sources said Palestinian Red Crescent medics rushed to the targeted home and evacuated the Palestinians to a hospital.
The sources added that all wounded Palestinians suffered serious injuries, and that five of them have succumbed to their wounds.
The attack targeted a building where various senior political leaders of the Fateh movement and the Al-Aqsa Brigades were holding a meeting to discuss the escalating Israeli violations in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
The slain Palestinians are the general leader of the Balata Brigade of Al-Aqsa Brigades of the Fateh movement, Mohammad Khalil Khader Al-Miskawi, in addition to Mohammad Mousa Al-Msaimi, Mohammad Fawzi Hashshash, Mohammad Abbas Abu Mustafa and Ali Faraj.
In related news, the soldiers killed Omar Shahrouri, 18, and injured two after the army invaded Tubas city in the occupied West Bank’s northeastern part.
Also on Friday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed the death of Mohammad Kamel Awni Abu Mizer and Abdul Rahman Talal Abu Sneineh, both from the city of Hebron, who were killed by Israeli army fire in Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank.
Media sources also announced the death of 21-year-old Jamal Mahmoud Abdel Rahman Masharqa from the Jenin refugee camp, eight days after he was shot by Israeli forces in the chest and leg.
On Thursday, three Palestinian young men, Abdul-Qader Abdullah Al-Qawasma, 26, Nasr Abdul-Afo Al-Qawasma, 17, and Hasan Ma’moun Qfeisha, 28, were shot dead near the town of Beit Jala, northwest of Bethlehem in the southern occupied West Bank.
Late Thursday, and continuing through the night, the Israeli army invaded the northern West Bank city of Jenin, killing three Palestinian young men, Mohammad Al-Azmi, Bahaa Al-Lahlouh, and Mohammad Obaid Al-Fallu. and injuring eleven others, some seriously.