Israel kills 3 Palestinian militants, teenage protester in occupied West Bank

AP , Wednesday 10 Aug 2022

Israeli troops killed three Palestinian militants and wounded dozens in a shootout that erupted during an arrest raid in the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.

Israeli occupation of the West Bank
FILE PHOTO: An Israeli soldier stands at the entrance to the Allenby border crossing, the main border crossing for Palestinians from the West Bank traveling to neighboring Jordan and beyond, March 10, 2014. The Israel Airports Authority said Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, that Israel will soon allow Palestinians from the occupied West Bank to travel on flights to Turkey out of an Israeli airport. AP


The shootout came a day after a cease-fire ended three days of Israeli deadly airstrikes against the Palestinians the besieged Gaza Strip.

In a separate incident in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the Palestinian Health Ministry said a 17-year-old was killed by Israeli fire.

The Israeli occupation army said forces were responding with live fire, among other means, to a protest.

Israeli police said security forces encircled the home of Ibrahim al-Nabulsi, who they say was wanted for a string of shootings in the occupied West Bank earlier this year. They confirmed that al-Nabulsi and another Palestinian militant were killed in a shootout at the scene, and that troops found arms and explosives in his home.

The Israeli occupation army said that troops came under attack from Palestinians throwing rocks, and that soldiers responded with live fire. It confirmed Palestinians were shot, but did not elaborate on their condition.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said three people were killed _ al-Nabulsi, Islam Sabouh and Hussein Jamal Taha - and at least 40 were wounded.

The armed wing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party, the Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigade, later claimed the three as its members and vowed retaliation. The Fatah party said the organization ``mourns its martyred sons'' and said the three had ``sacrificed their lives in defense of our great people and their right to freedom and independence.''

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