NABLUS: Palestinian sources reported that two Palestinian terrorists were killed by Israeli troops on Friday. The Israeli military claimed that this was in retaliation for a drive-by shooting that occurred at its soldiers in the occupied West Bank.
After a passing car fired at one of its checkpoints close to the city of Nablus, which has been at the centre of a spike in violence in the West Bank in recent months, the Israeli military said that its personnel fired at “two suspicious cars.”
The Israeli military statement stated that no troops were hurt and that “hits were identified,” adding that forces started looking for more suspects.The deceased males were identified by the Palestinian Health Ministry as Ramzi Zabara, 35, and Emad Abu Rasheed, 47, both from the Askar Refugee Camp close to Nablus. A third man was injured, it was stated.
The two individuals who died have been identified as members of the violent Al-Aqsa Brigades, an affiliate of Fatah, the political party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.The two guys were also members of the Palestinian Civil Guard, the Palestinian Authority’s emergency and rescue service, according to Facebook posts.
Israel and the Palestinian Authority work together to manage security in the West Bank, where it has limited autonomy. Regarding a query regarding the men’s participation in the Palestinian Civil Guard, the Israeli military remained silent.
Israel was solely to blame for the assassination, according to the Palestinian Foreign Ministry.In the West Bank, there has been an increase in violence before Israel’s general election on November 1.The incident on Friday happened roughly an hour after the military declared that some of the obstacles preventing admission to Nablus, which has been under blockade for days, were being taken down.