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Giant numbers of Israeli forces have entered the city of Nablus and at the least 20 different Palestinians have been wounded.
A minimum of three Palestinians have been killed and 19 wounded throughout clashes with Israeli forces within the metropolis of Nablus within the occupied West Financial institution, Palestinian officers mentioned.
The violence erupted early Tuesday morning after massive numbers of Israeli forces entered the city of Nablus and have been noticed by Palestinian safety forces and armed fighters, in line with a spokesperson for the Palestinian Fatah motion.
“There are three lifeless and 19 wounded, three of them severely, by Israeli fireplace in Nablus”, the Palestinian Well being Ministry mentioned in a quick assertion. A type of killed was unarmed, Palestinian well being and safety officers mentioned.
The Israeli navy mentioned solely that their forces have been working in Nablus however gave no additional particulars.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is establishing “pressing contacts in an effort to cease this aggression in opposition to our individuals” in Nablus, his spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh mentioned in a press release.
“All of this may have harmful and harmful penalties,” Abu Rudeineh mentioned on Palestine TV.
Armed confrontations have been persevering with in and across the Outdated Metropolis of Nablus within the north of the occupied West Financial institution, mentioned Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim, reporting from Ramallah.
“We’re listening to native sources calling this a ‘scene from hell’. We’re listening to that giant numbers of Israeli forces have been pushed inside town,” Ibrahim mentioned. Nablus has been besieged by Israeli forces for greater than two weeks already, she added.
“We’ve seen Israeli forces closing down town as a result of they are saying that they’re focused on monitoring down a gaggle calling itself the Lions’ Den”, Ibrahim mentioned, including that the group lately claimed accountability for a capturing assault that killed an Israeli soldier.
Ibrahim mentioned the reported variety of casualties is anticipated to extend because the clashes are ongoing.
On Sunday, the Lions’ Den armed group mentioned that considered one of its fighters, Tamer al-Kilani, was killed when an explosive system planted on a motorbike exploded within the Outdated Metropolis of Nablus.
The group described al-Kilani as considered one of its “fiercest fighters” and blamed Israel for the blast that killed him as he walked previous.
The Israeli navy declined to touch upon the declare that it was behind the killing.
Israeli forces have been conducting nightly raids within the occupied West Financial institution since March in what it says is a bid to dismantle armed networks and thwart assaults.
In Could, Israeli troopers shot and killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh whereas she was on task in Jenin, within the occupied West Financial institution.
Abu Akleh was carrying a press vest and was standing with different journalists when she was shot lifeless in a case that has been described as a focused killing by Israeli forces.