Protesters rushed to hospital as Israeli military rolls into Nablus

Nablus clashes

A number of Palestinians were left injured and another kidnapped at daybreak Friday in clashes with the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) in the northern West Bank province of Nablus.

According to eye-witnesses, the IOF rolled into the Old City of Nablus in over 20 military vehicles and cordoned off residential neighborhoods.

Sounds of heavy blasts and gunfire were detected all the way through the assault.

The occupation army ransacked civilian homes before they kidnapped the Palestinian young man Mohamed al-Hamami from his family’s home.

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Fierce clashes burst out shortly after the IOF stormed the area and attacked Palestinian protesters with live rounds and teargas canisters.

At least four Palestinian young men sustained live bullet wounds in their hands and legs. They were all rushed to Rafidia Hospital for urgent treatment.

Over recent weeks, tension has edged higher in Nablus due to the simmering terrorism and crackdowns perpetrated by the Israeli military and settlers against the locals.

The occupation army claims that such raids come in the hunt for Palestinian youngster Abdul Karim Assi, accused, by the Israeli forces, of carrying out an anti-occupation stabbing attack in Ariel settlement outpost, illegally build on Palestinian land in Salfit. The alleged attack led to the death of an Israeli settler.

(Source / 16.02.2018)

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