Israeli troops killed 3 Palestinians and injured dozens extra in a shootout Tuesday right through an arrest operation within the town of Nablus within the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry stated.
The shootout got here an afternoon after a cease-fire ended 3 days of combating between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant team within the Gaza Strip.
Israeli police stated forces surrounded the house of Ibrahim al-Nabulsi, who they are saying used to be sought after for a string of shootings within the West Bank previous this yr.
It showed that al-Nabulsi and some other Palestinian militant had been killed in a shootout on the scene, and that troops discovered palms and explosives in his house.
The Israeli army stated that troops got here below assault from Palestinians throwing rocks and explosives, and that infantrymen answered with gunfire. It showed Palestinians had been shot, however didn’t elaborate on their situation.
The Palestinian Health Ministry stated that 3 other people had been killed — al-Nabulsi, Islam Sabouh and Hussein Jamal Taha — and no less than 40 others had been wounded.
Israel has carried out close to nightly arrest raids within the West Bank in contemporary months as a part of a crackdown on Palestinian militant teams, important Islamic Jihad, within the aftermath of a string of fatal assaults focused on Israelis previous this yr that left 19 other people lifeless.
Dozens of Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli troops right through those arrest raids.