Intruding Israeli forces are met with all-new IEDs in Nablus
Israeli forces storm Nablus to secure the entry of settlers into Qaber Youssef where they are met by fierce resistance.
Israeli occupation forces (IOF) stormed eastern Nablus in the occupied West Bank overnight on Thursday to secure the entry of settlers into Qaber Youssef (Joseph's Tomb), Al Mayadeen's correspondent reported.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that one Palestinian was killed by Israeli forces during their incursion on the city.
The Lion's Den Resistance group revealed that the martyr was 19-year-old Badr Al-Masri who died while confronting IOF near Qaber Youssef.
الشاب بدر سامي ربحي مصري الذي استشهد متأثراً بإصابته في الصدر خلال اقتحام الاحتلال للمنطقة الشرقية بنابلس. pic.twitter.com/lJe9stdPQZ— وكالة شهاب للأنباء (@ShehabAgency) July 19, 2023
Our correspondent said that Palestinian youth in Nablus confronted the intruding forces using locally made explosive devices and gunfire. The correspondent added that the settlers were able to enter Qaber Youssef, however, under protection from Israeli forces.
Al-Quds Brigades - Nablus Brigade announced that its fighters confronted Israeli forces using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) scoring direct hits among the enemy force on four different axes, which are: Amman Street, Al-Quds Street, the vicinity of Qaber Youssef, and the entrance of the Balata camp.
Furthermore, the group revealed that a new IED, Nabulsi 1, has entered into service and was used on multiple fronts where it proved its effectiveness.
The device is named after Martyr Ibrahim Al-Nabulsi, the late leader of Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, who was assassinated alongside his comrades by Israeli forces in August 2022.
سرايا القدس - كتيبة نابلس:— يونس الزعتري #عين_على_العدو (@Younesz20) July 20, 2023
نعلن بعون الله وتوفيقه عن إدخال عبوة
(نابلسي 1) الى الخدمة حيث أثبتت فعاليتها في ميدان المواجهة وأصابت أهدافها بدقة على أكثر من محور. pic.twitter.com/sSUmbPncXw
The Brigades also announced that its Balata fighter targeted the busses which carried settlers towards the Qaber Youssef with gunfire.
Moreover, the Palestinian Red Crescent issued a statement confirming that 35 Palestinians were injured, three of which were targeted with live bullets.
The Red Crescent also reported that an infant girl suffocated after Israeli forces targeted her residence with tear gas canisters as the ambulance that was headed towards her was also targeted.
It's worth noting that Israeli media outlets circulated pictures of the Israeli police chief, Yaakov Shabtai, and the head of the West Bank settlements council, Yossi Dagan, among settlers who headed into Qaber Youssef.