Nablus mourns its 10 martyrs, "Israel" fears retaliation
The Palestinian Ministry of Health announces that the death toll of the Israeli aggression on Nablus has risen to 10.
The occupied West Bank city of Nablus mourned on Wednesday its ten martyrs who died in the occupation aggression in Nablus this morning.
Al Mayadeen correspondent reported that groups of resistance fighters from the Nablus Brigade and the Lions' Den were leading the martyrs' procession in Nablus, adding that thousands gathered at the Martyrs' Roundabout in central Nablus to participate in the funeral.
A mass demonstration took place at Al-Manara roundabout in Ramallah to condemn the Israeli massacre in Nablus, our correspondent added, noting that there are Palestinian calls for a general strike and protests at points of contact with the occupation forces in the West Bank.
وصول جثامين شهداء #نابلس، وانطلاق موكب التشييع وسط حشود غفيرة.— قناة الميادين (@AlMayadeenNews) February 22, 2023
مراسلة #الميادين في نابلس نسرين سلمي#فلسطين #نابلس pic.twitter.com/rsznlSJbD0
The occupation forces shot anyone they saw in the Martyrs' Circle in Nablus, with live bullets, our correspondent reported, adding that the occupation forces deliberately targeted the press crews, injuring a number of journalists.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday that the death toll from the Israeli aggression on Nablus has risen to 10, including the leader of the Nablus Brigade, Muhammad Abu Bakr Al-Junaidi, and his companion, the martyr Hussam Islim.
The ministry also revealed that 102 citizens were injured by the occupation's live bullets and arrived at Rafidia Governmental Hospital in Nablus, among whom four are in serious condition.
10 شهداء وأكثر من 100 جريح بينهم 4 في حال الخطر في إثر العدوان الإسرائيلي على مدينة #نابلس.— قناة الميادين (@AlMayadeenNews) February 22, 2023
مراسلة #الميادين في نابلس نسرين سلمي.#فلسطين pic.twitter.com/jGR6ERMcp9
For its part, the Lions' Den groups sent an urgent message to the Palestinian people and their resistant fighters, urging them to take to the streets and clash with the occupation in conjunction with the ongoing Israeli aggression in Nablus.
The Lions' Den called on "burning the land under the feet of the occupation," and said that "shame on whoever carries a gun and does not take it to the field of honor and manhood."
Palestinian forces announce comprehensive strike
Meanwhile, the national forces announced a comprehensive strike in the occupied West Bank tomorrow, Thursday, in mourning for the souls of the martyrs who were killed by the occupation bullets in Nablus.
"A comprehensive strike will spread throughout the West Bank tomorrow, Thursday, in mourning for the souls of the martyrs who were killed today by the occupation's bullets during the occupation's aggression on Nablus," the forces said in a statement.
The forces called in its statement on "all our people to confront the attack on the city of Nablus and to escalate the clashes."
الاحتلال يبعث اليوم رسالة إلى السلطة والمطبعين بأنه سائر في نهج الإجرام.— قناة الميادين (@AlMayadeenNews) February 22, 2023
القيادي في حركة الجهاد الإسلامي ماهر الأخرس لـ #الميادين. #فلسطين #نابلس pic.twitter.com/X2QFGRXahd
Occupation raises the state of alert
Israeli media reported that the entire security establishment has entered a state of alert to face the possibility of carrying out retaliatory operations from the West Bank and occupied Al-Quds inside the occupied cities or the firing of rockets from Gaza.
In the aftermath of the attack on Nablus, Nir Dvori, the Israeli Channel 12 military affairs commentator, said that the rise in the number of Palestinian martyrs to ten "has put the entire security establishment on high alert to face reprisal operations here in the West Bank, not just in Al-Quds, and of course the possibility of shelling from Gaza."
In turn, Ohad Hamo, Israeli Channel 12 correspondent, indicated that "the recorded audio message (of one of the wanted persons before his martyrdom) is very important and is being disseminated on the Palestinian side by almost everyone, as it reminds of the message of Ibrahim Al-Nabulsi, one of the key figures in Lions' Den.
"We did not see a message like this, not even several years ago. In the last two or three years, we have almost not seen wanted Palestinians who prefer to fight, die, and not surrender, at least since the second intifada, and this is of great importance," he added.
"Eyes are fixed not only on the West Bank but also on the Gaza Strip," he added, mentioning how they heard Al-Qassam Brigades military Spokesperson, Abu Obeida, saying they ran out of patience. Consequently, Hamo warned that "it is very likely that we will see a response that may come from the Gaza Strip."
In the same context, Hezi Simantov, Arab Affairs commentator on Channel 13, said, "At the moment the Israeli forces and the Shin Bet security service arrived inside Nablus, armed groups arrived immediately on motorcycles and in some other places by cars, with the aim of confronting them and engaging in clashes," adding that "This matter symbolizes that every such operation of the Israeli army in Nablus, Jenin, and the northern West Bank is turning into a clash with casualties and the possibility of escalation and great repercussions on the ground."
Earlier today, Abu Obeida said that the resistance in Gaza is monitoring the Israeli occupation's crimes against the Palestinian people in the West Bank.
At least 10 Palestinians were martyred and dozens, 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.
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.
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.
Israeli offensives continue in the northern West Bank for several months now under the pretext of pursuing wanted persons, where most raids were concentrated on Nablus, Jenin, Beit Lahm, Ramallah, and Al-Khalil.