IOF withdraw from Balata camp empty handed, raid leaves 2 martyred
The IOF were forced to withdraw from Balata Camp in the West Bank, leaving behind two martyrs, after Resistance fighters from Al-Quds Brigades successfully targeted them and foiled their plan to arrest Resistance personnel.
The Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) were forced to withdraw from the Balata camp, according to Al Mayadeen's correspondent, after failing to arrest Resistance fighters.
Two young men from the camp were martyred by IOF fire.
Confrontations between Palestinians and the IOF erupted following the latter's incursion into the Balata camp east of Nablus, in the West Bank.
تغطية صحفية: تصاعد الدخان من المنزل المحاصر في مخيم بلاطة في نابلس. pic.twitter.com/RI89qk4k5d— شبكة قدس الإخبارية (@qudsn) May 13, 2023
Following the incursion, the Al-Quds Brigades declared that their fighters were engaged in "confrontations with a special Zionist force, which had broken into the Balata camp." The Resistance's fighters targeted the IOF special ops force with heavy fire.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent in Ramallah further confirmed that a number of Palestinians were seriously injured during the confrontations. The information was later corroborated by the Palestinian Red Cresent which announced that four critically injured people were transferred to the hospital.
#عاجل: الاحتلال الصهيوني يدفع بتعزيزات عسكرية إلى مخيم بلاطة عبر شارعي القدس وروجيب، ويحاصر منزلًا في المدينة.. pic.twitter.com/ovdYufg6X8— أدهم أبو سلمية #غزة 🇵🇸 (@adham922) May 13, 2023
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, two young men were martyred after being shot in the head by the IOF, while three stable injuries were recorded with gunshot wounds in the neck, abdomen, and thigh.
In parallel, Palestinian media reported that occupation forces had surrounded, during their incursion, the home of a Palestinian family in the center of Balata camp in the West Bank.
Photos of Sa'ed Meshha and Adan Al-Araj, two Palestinian freedom fighters who were brutally shot and killed this morning by Israeli occupation forces in Balata camp, east of Nablus. pic.twitter.com/ruoDKiCTaZ— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) May 13, 2023
Israeli aggression on Gaza continues for fifth day
For the fifth consecutive day, Israeli occupation forces launched a series of air raids all over the Gaza Strip.
Israeli warplanes targeted residential buildings in the north, center, and south of the Gaza Strip, killing and injuring a number of Palestinians.
In response to the brutal Israeli aggression, the Palestinian Resistance fired hundreds of rockets of varying ranges. Concurrently, Israeli radio reports that sirens are blaring in occupied Asqalan and the illegal settlements of "Kibbutz Nirim" and "Ein Hashlosha", near the border with the Gaza Strip.
Al Mayadeen's Gaza Correspondent also reported that the Israeli occupation targeted farmland east of Gaza.
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