Jerusalem (EFE) more than 60 deaths in 2023.
The Ministry of Health of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) confirmed the death of the six Palestinians -among whom there is a 72-year-old man- and assured that among the wounded there are at least six in serious condition.
According to the official Palestinian news agency Wafa, two of the injured were journalists covering the raid.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad, an organization considered terrorist by Israel, the United States and the European Union, identified one of the dead, 25-year-old Muhamad Khaled Anbousi, as one of its members.
Mohamed Shtayeh, Prime Minister of the PNA, described the military operation as “organized terrorism” and denounced that Israel seeks to transfer its internal political crisis to the conflict with the Palestinians.
Today’s incidents are “a crime on the part of the (Israeli) occupation forces,” said a spokesman for the office of the president of the PNA, Mahmud Abbas.
The Palestinian representative accused Israel of “pushing the region into an explosive situation,” and urged the US government to act immediately and “put pressure on Israel to stop its crimes and aggression against the Palestinian people.”
Interventions more and more frequent
A large number of Israeli soldiers stormed the old city of Nablus and surrounded a house, leading to fierce clashes between armed and uniformed Palestinians, who fired tear gas and flash grenades at family residences and businesses, according to the Wafa agency.
The Israeli Army, for its part, did not offer information about the operation and limited itself to confirming that its troops were in the city of Nablus.
The clashes this Wednesday take place amid a sharp escalation of violence in the framework of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which has already caused 55 Palestinian deaths and 11 on the Israeli side so far in 2023.
Many of these deaths occurred during armed clashes sparked by Israeli military raids in the occupied West Bank, as well as in deadly attacks by Palestinians against Israelis.
Interventions like today’s have become almost daily since late March last year, when Israel launched its “Cracking the Wave” operation in response to a series of deadly attacks by Palestinians or Israeli Arabs.
The most frequent focus of these operations is the northern West Bank, especially the cities of Nablus and Jenin, which are home to important local armed groups, responsible for several attacks against Israelis.