The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Monday killed two field commanders of the Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, in the Old City of Nablus, local sources reported.
They explained that the commander of the Quds Brigades Ahmed Abu Sharkh, 28, and another Quds activist Amjad Nayefa were killed in an armed clash with the invading Israeli troops at dawn Monday.
Witnesses said that large numbers of Israeli invasion forces barged into the northern suburbs of the Old City and stormed a house before clashing with the two activists and murdering them.
Palestinian paramedics said that the IOF prevented them from reaching Abu Sharkh, who was seriously wounded, leaving him to bleed to death.
Locals said that casualties were sustained in lines of the Mujahideen and civilians during the clashes while an Israeli army chopper was hovering over the area during the clashes.
Meanwhile, the IOF continued for the second day running the military raid into nearby Balata refugee camp.
IOF patrols and trucks were still seen crossing the Orta crossing towards the camp as army soldiers were seen on rooftops of many stormed houses.
Inhabitants of Nablus and Balata refugee camp declared a day of mourning and general strike today to denounce the Israeli large-scale incursion that so far claimed the lives of four Palestinians and wounded tens others.
Shops were closed and streets were void of pedestrians as a number of youths burnt tires as a sign of protest over the ongoing aggression.
Meanwhile, the armed wing last night fired Quds-2 missile at the Sderot settlement in the Palestinian lands occupied in 1948.
It said that the rocket was in retaliation to the ongoing IOF crimes in lines of the Palestinian people and the extra judicial killing of resistance commanders and cadres in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
For its part, the Nasser Salahuddin Brigades, armed wing of the popular resistance committees, said that its two Mujahideen who fell in Israeli bombing on the Abasan town east of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip Sunday morning blasted a device in an IOF jeep before their martyrdom.
Last Mod: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16
Source: Palestinian Information Center