Nablus: Israeli soldiers injure one Palestinian, kidnap another

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Thursday at dawn, a young Palestinian man, and kidnapped at least one, after the army and settlers invaded the eastern area of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Media sources in Nablus said fourteen Israeli buses, and many army vehicles invaded the city, and headed towards Joseph’s Tomb, east of Nablus.

Clashes took place between the soldiers and many local youngsters, who hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading vehicles, while the soldiers fired life rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

One Palestinian was shot with an exploding bullet in his leg, and was moved to a hospital in Nablus, suffering a moderate injury, while many others suffered the effects of teargas inhalation.

The soldiers also kidnapped another Palestinian, and took him to an unknown destination.

Also, a large number of wood boards were burnt after a number of Israeli gas bombs, and concussion grenades, were fired into a carpentry workshop.

The clashes were mainly focused in the al-Hisba Street area, Amman Street, and the northern entrance of Balata refugee camp, where many youngster burnt tires and hurled empty bottles and Molotov cocktails at the military vehicles.

Firefighters rushed to the area and extinguished the fire before its spread into a larger area.

On Wednesday evening, Israeli navy ships opened fire on a number of Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza, causing damage but no injuries.


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