Senior commander among 2 Palestinians killed in Israel raid
Published: 03:53 PM, 9 August 2022
Two Palestinians, including a senior militant commander, were killed Tuesday as Israeli forces raided a house in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, the army said.
“Suspected Ibrahim al-Nabulsi was killed in the city of Nablus,” the army said in a statement, adding that “another suspect who was staying in the house" also died.
Nabulsi was a commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, one of the main fighter groups present in the West Bank operating under the ruling Fatah party. Clashes with the Israeli army also broke out in other parts of Nablus, as Palestinians hurled stones at the troops.
At least 30 Palestinians were wounded and at least one was in serious condition, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent Society.
“A violent clash developed with dozens of people who threw stones and threw “explosives” at the forces, who responded by means of crowd dispersal and shooting, several injuries were confirmed,” the army said.
“All the forces have left the city, there are no casualties to our forces,” it added.
Israeli security forces have conducted near-daily operations in the West Bank in recent months, focusing on suspected militants from the Islamic Jihad group.
At least 57 Palestinians have been killed since late March, mostly in the West Bank.
They have included suspected militants and also non-combatants, among them Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American dual national, who was covering an Israeli raid in Jenin.
Attacks on Israeli targets have killed 19 people over the same period, most of them civilians killed in attacks inside Israel. Three Israeli Arab attackers have also been killed. – AFP