Israeli Army Bombs Home, Shoots 12 Palestinian Men, Killing 2 in Nablus City


In another crime of extrajudicial execution, the Israeli occupation forces shot and killed, on Sunday at dawn, two Palestinian young men and injured ten others in the Old City of Nablus, local sources reported.

A large military force invaded Nablus city, in the northern occupied West Bank, exchanged live fire with members of the Palestinian resistance, besieged a civilian home, and fired missiles into it, in a standoff that lasted at least four hours.


The moment Israeli forces storm Nablus – [Eye on Palestine/Facebook]

The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed the death of two young men, identified as Muhammad Bashar Azizi, 25, and Abdul Rahman Jamal Sobh, 28, after Israeli forces shot them with live rounds.

Soldiers shot and injured at least ten other young men, including one who sustained serious gunshot wound to the head, according to Ahmed Jibril, the director of the Nablus Emergency and Ambulance services for the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS).

It was reported that the army besieged and surrounded a Palestinian-owned civilian home in the al-Yasmina neighborhood of the Old City, before firing two “Energa” anti-tank rifle grenade at the home, causing severe damage.


The moment the Israeli army fired “Energa” anti-tank grenades into a civilian home – [J Media/Facebook]

One of the sources reported that nineteen civilians were injured and that three of those were deemed critical from wounds they sustained during the intense confrontations.

It added that drones flew overhead and that soldiers along with special forces spread throughout the neighborhood and occupied rooftops of civilian homes.


Video by Hisham Abu Shaqra – [Eye on Palestine/Facebook]

It is unknown whether or not the wounded young men were involved in the exchange of fire or just part of the protests.

The PRCS added that Israeli forces denied its ambulance crews access to the injured young men until after the hostilities.


The aftermath in Nablus – [WAFA/YouTube]

The scene of the aftermath showed incinerated vehicles, destruction of a family home, and a large part of the oppressed population in a state of shock, after one of the most shocking events in Nablus city, since “Operation Defensive Shield” during the second Intifada.



Sources: Quds Press, WAFA, WAFA, PIC

Photo: WAFA

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