Breaking: Israeli forces invade Nablus, Kill 5, Injure 21 – kill 1 in Nabi Saleh

Breaking: Israeli forces invade Nablus, Kill 5, Injure 21 – kill 1 in Nabi Saleh

Reposted from IMEMC – This report has been updated 

On Tuesday dawn, Israeli soldiers killed five Palestinians and injured twenty-one, including four who suffered life-threatening wounds, during an invasion of the center of Nablus city, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Israeli forces also killed a 19-year-old in Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah.

The Health Ministry has confirmed, Tuesday morning, the death of Mashal Zahi Ahmad Baghdadi, 27, from serious wounds he suffered during the massive Israeli military invasion of Nablus.

In an official statement, the Palestinian Health Ministry in Ramallah identified the slain Palestinians in Nablus as:

  1. Hamdi Sbeih Ramzi Qayyim, 30.
  2. Ali Khaled Omar Antar, 26.
  3. Hamdi Mohammad Sabri Sharaf, 35.
  4. Wadea’ Sbeih Hweih, 31.

The Health Ministry has confirmed the army shot twenty-four Palestinians, adding that most of the wounded Palestinians were shot in the upper body; four of them suffered serious injuries.

Palestine TV said the army used an armed drones in firing missiles into a home in Nablus where many fighters were hiding and exchanging fire with the soldiers, before Wadea’ was killed.

Six Palestinians managed to escape unharmed.

The Israeli missiles also caused damage to many surrounding homes and several mild injuries among the families.

Palestine TV added that the missiles fired by the Israeli army drones also produced heavy chemical smells.

At least fourteen injured Palestinians were rushed to Rafidia hospital in Nablus.

Local sources said the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes and occupied rooftops of tall buildings to use as firing posts, especially for the army sharpshooters. The Israeli army invaded many neighborhoods and surrounded many Palestinians in the Old City of Nablus and exchanged fire with resistance fighters before firing shells at them.

One of the slain Palestinians, Hamdi Qayyim, was killed after the army fired a missile at his car, severely mutilating his body

The soldiers also fired many live rounds at Palestinian police and national security officers, wounding four.

In addition, Palestinian fighters exchanged fire with Israeli soldiers in the Ras Al-Ein area in Nablus, while the soldiers surrounded a home in the Northern Mountain area.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said the soldiers stopped its ambulances and prevented the medics from reaching wounded Palestinians in the Al-Qaryoun area and around the Old City.

The invading Israeli soldiers also used an armed drone to fire a missile at a building and exchanged fire with many Palestinian resistance fighters.

Furthermore, the army surrounded and isolated the Northern Mountain area and the Old City of Nablus.

The Israeli army withdrew from Nablus in the early morning hours of Thursday.

Also at dawn, Israeli soldiers killed Qussai Mahmoud Tamimi, 19, in Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah, in the central part of the occupied West Bank.


[The Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz reports: “Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said Abbas’s office had reached out to the United States to ask for its help in ending the Israeli campaign, dubbing the overnight incident a “war crime.” Thanks to the pro-Israel lobby in the US, Congress disburses over $20 million per day of Americans’ tax money directly to and/or on behalf of Israel.

This is a developing story
  • First Published on: Oct 25, 2022, at 04:25
  • Updated – Oct 25, 2022, at 06:28

[Nablus, like the entire West Bank, has been under Israeli occupation since 1967; all its official entrances and exits are controlled by Israeli soldiers, making its inhabitants virtual prisoners. Many residents are families that were ethnically cleansed from Israel during Israel’s founding war, see this and this and this. Israeli forces often invade them; one example is here.]


Following are a some of the Twitter posts about the situation:

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For a complete list of Palestinians and Israelis killed since 2000, please visit Israel-Palestine Timeline  

 

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