Nablus, Palestine, July 7, 2023: Israeli occupation forces killed two PFLP cadres Friday as a firefight erupted during a military raid on the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, Palestinian officials said.
The Palestinian health ministry announced “two martyrs and three injured as a result of the occupation (Israeli) aggression on Nablus”.
The Palestinian health ministry in a statement identified the two dead as Khairi Shaheen, 34, and Hamza Maqbul, 32, who the army said “were killed following an exchange of fire with occupation forces.”
Witnesses told AFP Israeli troops had entered Nablus, a stronghold of Palestinian resistance groups in the northern West Bank, on Friday morning and surrounded a house in the Old City before calling on those inside to turn themselves in.
The Abu Ali Mustapha Brigades, the armed wing of the Marxist-Leninist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), claimed Shaheen and Maqbul as its members.
Friday’s raid came days after Israel had launched its largest operation in years in the West Bank, which it has occupied since 1967.
Twelve Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were killed during the large-scale raid on the Jenin refugee camp which lasted more than 48 hours and ended Wednesday.
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