On Monday dawn, dozens of Israeli military vehicles invaded Nablus city, leading to protests, before the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, seriously wounding two Palestinians, who died from their wounds, and injured dozens.  The soldier also abducted two young men and injured dozens.

Update: The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed the death of the two seriously wounded young men in Rafidia Governmental Hospital and Nablus Specialty Hospital.

The two were rushed to the two medical centers before doctors and surgeons tried to save their lives, but they succumbed to their serious gunshot wounds, the Health Ministry added.

The two Palestinians were later identified as Mohammad Omar Juneidi (Abu Bakr), 43, and Mohammad Nasser Hallaq, 21.

The Health Ministry said the two Palestinians’ deaths bring the number of Palestinians killed by Israel since the beginning of this year to 94, including 17 children, one woman, and a young man from Houra in the Negev.

The invasion was fast and appears to have been aimed at killing the two young men and withdrawing within a relatively short time.

Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Nablus office Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), said the soldiers shot and seriously injured two young men, including one who was shot in the head, before the medic rushed them to Rafidia governmental hospital, and Nablus Specialty Hospital.

The soldiers also surrounded Nablus Specialty Hospital and fired many gas bombs at it, and tried to prevent ambulances from entering or leaving it.

Furthermore, the soldiers surrounded a home in Nablus and exchanged fire with Palestinian fighters near the besieged property.

Also, the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in several areas of Nablus city, especially the Al-Makhfiyya area and the Old City, and abducted two young men, Ezzeddin Touqan and Nidal Tabanja.

During the invasion, an Israeli military dog mauled a Palestinian man, causing various wounds, while at least 55 Palestinians suffered the severe effects of teargas inhalation.

Palestinian medics also had to evacuate five families from their homes after the soldiers targeted the properties with gas bombs, while one Red Crescent ambulance sustained damage after a gas bomb struck it.

The Israeli army said its soldiers arrested two Palestinians believed to have provided assistance to the Palestinian who shot and injured three Israeli soldiers in Huwwara, south of Nablus, last month, and claimed the soldiers also confiscated a car and two pistols.

First Published on Apr 3, 2023, at 08:32