Earlier Friday morning, Israeli soldiers killed two Palestinians and injured three others after the army and its undercover forces invaded Nablus, in the occupied West Bank’s northern part.
The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that the soldiers killed Hamza Moayyad Maqbool, 32, and Khairi Mohamad Shahin, 34, both from Nablus and added that their bodies were moved to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus.
The invasion started when more than fifteen undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated the Al-Habla and Al-Faqqous neighborhoods in Old City before several armored military vehicles invaded Nablus.
Media sources said dozens of soldiers surrounded a home before using loudspeakers, ordering two Palestinian to surrender.
The two were shot dead by Israeli military sharpshooters who stormed homes and occupied rooftops.
Palestine TV correspondent said the two Palestinians exchanged fire with the soldiers for about two hours and were killed after leaving the home, trying to get into another property, and added that the soldiers used expanding bullets.
Three Palestinians were also injured by Israeli army fire in the Old City; one of them was shot with live fire in the back and the leg, suffering moderate wounds, and another was shot with a gas bomb to the face.
The Israeli army claimed the Palestinians opened fire at a military base atop the Jirzim Mountain in Nablus, a day earlier.
Also, Palestinian fighters detonated an explosive charge near one of the invading military vehicles in the Old City.
Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency Department of the Palestinians Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Nablus, said the PRCS dispatched four ambulances to the area before they evacuated the wounded and the two slain young men to a hospital.
The army also abducted three Palestinians from their homes before the military vehicles withdrew from Nablus.
On Thursday evening, Israeli soldiers injured a Palestinian man, 60 years of age, after assaulting him with their batons and rifles in Burqa village, northwest of Nablus.
On Thursday, one Israeli soldier, Shilo Yosef Amir, 19, was killed after a Palestinian opened, Ahmad Hilal Ghethan, during an exchange of fire at an Israeli military roadblock near Qalqilia, in the northwestern part of the occupied West Bank, before the soldiers fatally shot him.
On Tuesday, The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of Abdul-Rahman Hasan Sa’abna, 22, from Fahma village, southwest of Jenin, after the Israeli soldiers him in the head in Jenin during the two-day Israeli offensive in Jenin and Jenin refugee camp.
The Health Ministry added that the soldiers killed Jawad Mujahed N’eirat, 22, from Meithalun town, south of Jenin, after shooting him in the head in Jenin.
On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed Odai Ibrahim Khamaisa, 22, in Jenin City, bringing the number of slain Palestinians in Jenin to ten on the second day of the Israeli offensive. Khamaisa was from Al-Yamoun town, west of Jenin.
In related news, the soldiers fired many gas bombs at displaced Palestinian families sheltering in the yards of Khalil Suleiman governmental hospital in Jenin, causing many injuries.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the situation in Jenin refugee camp is very dire, especially since the Israeli army is preventing its ambiances from entering it and has constantly opened fire at medics and ambulances.
On Monday night, the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of a Palestinian teen, Mustafa Nidal Al-Qassem, 17, whom Israeli soldiers shot during the offensive on Jenin.
He was the nineth Palestinian the soldiers kill in Jenin, after the army killed eight earlier Monday, in addition to wounding more than 100, twenty seriously.
The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the eight slain Palestinians as Samih Firas Abu Al-Wafa, 21, Aws Hani Hannoun, 19, Husam Mohammad Abu Theeba, 18, Noureddin Husam Marshoud, 16, Mohammad Mohannad Shami, 23, Ahmad Mohammad Al-Amer, 21, Ali Hani Al-Ghoul, 17, and Majdi Ar’arawi, 17.
The Israeli military spokesperson said Israel still has ten targets to achieve in its Jenin refugee camp offensive and said the soldiers have abducted about 120 young men.
In a press conference, the spokesperson said that the army estimated that there are 300 Palestinian fighters in Jenin and added that it has a list of names of about 160.
Hundreds of Palestinian families were displaced from their homes in the refugee camp and went to the nearby Jenin governmental hospital and mosques after the army ordered them to leave as it continues its offensive.
Israeli military bulldozers and missiles caused excessive damage to homes and buildings, and bulldozed streets, in addition to destroying cars, and blocking access to the refugee camp, and attacking ambulances, medics and journalists.
Furthermore, the soldiers killed Mohammad Emad Hassanein, 21, at the entrance of the Al-Biereh city in the central West Bank.
First Published on: Jul 7, 2023, at 10:24