IOF open fire on civilians in Nablus, continue siege on city
Local Palestinian media report that the Israeli occupation forces reopened the Shuafat camp military checkpoint in occupied Al-Quds, after a five-day siege.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported Thursday that the Israeli occupation forces shot live bullets and tear gas canisters at Palestinian civilians in Hawara town, south of Nablus.
This comes as the occupation forces maintain their siege on the city of Nablus in the northern West Bank for the second day in a row, amid the closure of occupation military checkpoints and roads leading to the city.
Local sources reported that the Israeli occupation forces continue to block the Hawara and Beit Furik checkpoints and prevent Masoudia citizens from entering or leaving the area freely.
The sources added that the occupation forces closed the entrances to the village of Sarra, as well as the entrances to the town of Deir Sharaf, which connects Nablus with the cities of Tulkarm and Jenin in the northern West Bank.
Media coverage: "Confrontations erupted between Palestinian youths and Israeli occupation forces in Hawwara town, south of Nablus." pic.twitter.com/tPeMFl3NiM— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) October 13, 2022
On its part, the Supreme Emergency Committee in Nablus decided to raise its readiness in anticipation of any emergency and to provide all the elements of steadfastness to the people of the city in various circumstances.
The committee held the Israeli occupation government fully responsible for any aggression against citizens and their property, stressing the necessity of strengthening national unity.
It also underlined the necessity of activating the people's committees in various regions and neighborhoods and raising the pace of preparedness in order to meet the citizens' needs.
The committee appealed to the masses of the Palestinian people and its various institutions to organize voluntary campaigns to help pick olives this season and protect the harvest from the piracy of settlers and the occupation forces.
In Pictures| Extremist Israeli settlers uproot dozens of olive trees in Palestinian-owned lands in the Qusra village, southeast of Nablus. pic.twitter.com/OcjFUfwAkm— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) October 13, 2022
It is noteworthy that the city of Nablus witnessed Wednesday a general strike in response to the call of the Areen Al-Ousoud (Lions' Den) Resistance groups in solidarity with the residents of Shuafat camp in occupied Al-Quds.
On Tuesday, the Israeli occupation announced the killing of an Israeli soldier due to injuries he sustained near the settlement of "Shavei Shomron" west of Nablus, north of the occupied West Bank.
IOF reopen Shuafat camp military checkpoint
In a related context, local Palestinian media reported Thursday that the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) reopened the Shuafat camp military checkpoint in occupied Al-Quds, after a five-day siege.
For days, the camp witnessed confrontations between Palestinian youths and Israeli occupation forces, which stormed the Shufat camp following a shooting operation that led to the killing of an Israeli occupation soldier and the injury of two others at the Shuafat checkpoint.
Video| After 5 days of strict siege, Israeli occupation forces open the Shuafat refugee camp checkpoint in occupied Jerusalem now. pic.twitter.com/LAZLGaD514— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) October 13, 2022
Al Mayadeen correspondent inside the Shuafat camp reported that the occupation forces fired tear gas canisters extensively at Palestinians and civilian homes, who responded to the occupation's attacks.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Ramallah announced on Wednesday evening the martyrdom of a citizen and the injury of three others as a result of the confrontations that erupted with the Israeli occupation forces in several areas and cities in the occupied West Bank.
In a press statement, the Ministry said, "Young man Osama Mahmoud Adawi (18 years) was shot dead by the occupation bullets in Al-Arroub refugee camp, north Al-Khalil."