During an assault on a city in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, Israeli soldiers reportedly murdered 11 Palestinians, including at least four gunmen and four civilians, and injured over 100 others, according to witnesses, militant organisations, and medical professionals. The Israeli military acknowledged the operation in Nablus and said that while attempting to apprehend militants thought to be plotting future attacks, forces came under fire and retaliated. Israel suffered no injuries, according to a statement from the army. Islamic Jihad, a terrorist group in Palestine, said that Israeli forces had trapped two of its Nablus leaders inside a home, resulting in a shootout that attracted other armed individuals. Young people hurled rocks at armoured army trucks as explosions rang out. According to Palestinian reports, two Islamic Jihad commanders were also murdered.gunman. Four civilians were killed, including a 14-year-old kid and a 72-year-old man. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, a 66-year-old man who had gas inhaled during the raid passed away later that day in the hospital. At than 100 Palestinians, according to medical sources, were injured. After a string of deadly Palestinian street assaults in Israeli towns over the last year, Israel has focused more operations on Nablus and the surrounding Jenin area.
According to the Palestinian health ministry, sixty-two Palestinians—including militants and civilians—have died in 2023. According to Israel's foreign ministry, ten Israelis and a tourist from Ukraine perished in Palestinian assaults over the same time period. Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, was quoted as saying, "We condemn the occupation's raid into Nablus and we demand for a halt to the continuous atrocities against our people." One of the four shooters slain, according to Hamas, another Palestinian organisation that occasionally battles with Islamic Jihad, was a member of its own ranks. It also hinted at potential retaliation from the Gaza Strip, which it governs. The military acknowledged six missiles had been fired into Israeli territory from Gaza early on Thursday morning, and sirens sounded in southern Israeli cities. The military quickly acknowledged that it was hitting targets in Gaza after hearing explosions there, but it did not provide any other information. Despite their vows to destroy Israel, Hamas and Islamic Jihad have in the past complied with cease-fires arranged by Egypt. The US-sponsored negotiations for a Palestinian state have been indefinitely postponed.
Clash In The West Bank, Israeli Soldiers Kill 11, According To Medics
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