Israeli occupation forces commit massacre in Old City in Nablus
Israeli occupation forces storm the Old City in Nablus and surround a house, leaving several martyred and others injured, including some in critical condition.
At least 10 Palestinians were martyred and 100, including several in critical condition, have so far been injured in confrontations that erupted between Palestinian Resistance fighters and Israeli occupation forces after the latter stormed the northern occupied West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday morning.
Among the martyrs are one child and two elderly Palestinians. The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the martyrs as 72-year-old Adnan Sabaa Baara, 61-year-old Abd Al-Hadi Abd Al-Aziz Ashqar, Muhammad Khaled Anbousi, 25, Tamer Nimer Ahmed Minawi, 33, Musab Munir Muhammad Awais, 26, Hussam Bassam Islim, 24, Muhammad Abdel-Fattah Abdel-Ghani, 23, Walid Riyad Hussein Dakhil, 23, Muhammad Shaaban, 16, and Jassir Jamil Qan'ir, 23.
BREAKING: A Palestinian has been confirmed killed and 25 others wounded in the ongoing Israeli military attack on Nablus, according to the Ministry of Health. pic.twitter.com/Q2zJnoRgPJ— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) February 22, 2023
Israeli occupation forces, in huge numbers, stormed the outskirts of the Old City in Nablus and surrounded a house amid heavy gunfire. During the confrontations, Israeli occupation forces fired live bullets and sound and gas bombs.
WATCH: An Israeli military armored vehicle wreaks havoc inside the vegetable market during a surprise raid on the city of Nablus, north of the occupied West Bank. pic.twitter.com/8OQlqs0REQ— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) February 22, 2023
The occupation brought in large military reinforcements from the Hawara military checkpoint. Palestinians circulated footage of occupation vehicles storming the eastern market, while many residents were inside the place.
In a shocking scene, that's how Israeli occupation forces murdered two #Palestinians in cold blood.#Nablus pic.twitter.com/93nU75G73N— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) February 22, 2023
The occupation forces fired an anti-tank missile at the besieged house causing a violent explosion and columns of smoke rose from the place.
BREAKING: Two more Palestinian young men were just critically injured by Israeli occupation forces in Nablus. pic.twitter.com/4ZjVhbfekx— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) February 22, 2023
Palestinian residents also tried to obstruct the occupation forces' storming of the City and confronted them with stones and empty bottles. In turn, the Israeli occupation forces fired live bullets and tear gas canisters between residential neighborhoods.
Local media reported that Facebook deleted the account of Husam Isleem, a Resistance fighter who was located in the besieged house, as per a circulated recording in his voice, before he was killed by Israeli occupation forces.
This comes during an IOF raid on #Nablus murdering at least 3 #Palestinians and injuring tens of others, including some in critical condition. pic.twitter.com/vPqqRoYkBO— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) February 22, 2023
Ahmed Jibril, Director of Ambulance and Emergency at the Red Crescent in Nablus, confirmed that medical crews transferred to hospitals a number of injuries by live bullets, including a critical injury in the head, and treated dozens of suffocation cases.
Media coverage: The moment when an elderly Palestinian man was injured by Israeli gunfire during the ongoing Israeli military attack on Nablus, today. pic.twitter.com/HqYI6un2RH— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) February 22, 2023
BREAKING: A Palestinian was just critically injured in the head by Israeli occupation forces during the ongoing Israeli military raid on Nablus. pic.twitter.com/DrWIO4xfJR— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) February 22, 2023
Jibril indicated that Israeli occupation forces are still preventing medical crews from reaching the besieged area in the Old City to treat and transfer the injuries.
#Palestinian medical staff try to tend to the injured after the Israeli occupation stormed #Nablus and brutally killed several Palestinians, before the IOF prevented them from carrying out their duty. #Palestine pic.twitter.com/X2PuYoZ4ux— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) February 22, 2023
On its part, the National Action Factions called through mosque loudspeakers in Nablus to take to the streets to lift the siege on the house and confront the occupation forces.
Following the massacre, the military spokesperson for Al-Qassam Brigades, Abu Obeida said the Resistance in Gaza is watching the Israeli occupation's escalating crimes against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, warning that its patience is running out.
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