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Saudi Arabia condemns Israel storming of Nablus

The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed, on Wednesday, the Kingdom’s strong condemnation and denunciation of the Israeli occupation forces’ storming of the Palestinian city of Nablus, which led to casualties and the injury of others, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

“Demanding the international community to end the occupation”

In a statement, the ministry affirmed “the kingdom’s total rejection of the serious violations of international law by the Israeli occupation forces,” stressing its “call on the international community to assume its responsibilities to end the occupation, stop Israel storming and Israeli aggressions, and provide the necessary protection for civilians.”

It also expressed “the Kingdom’s sincere condolences and sincere sympathy to the victims’ families due to Israel storming to Nablus and to the government and people of Palestine, with its wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.”

10  Palestinians killed

An AFP correspondent monitored the Israeli forces firing tear gas at Palestinians who burned tires and threw stones at military vehicles. The Palestinian news agency Wafa said that large muscles of the Israeli army stormed the Sheikh Muslim neighborhood on the outskirts of the Old City of Nablus, and surrounded a house amid heavy gunfire.
Israel killed 10 Palestinians in Nablus, in the northern West Bank, in a major escalation, just two days after a package of Israeli-Palestinian understandings sponsored by the United States, which stipulated the cessation of unilateral measures by the two parties, including reducing the army’s incursion into the areas of the Palestinian Authority.

Storming  Nablus

Large forces of the Israeli army, backed by drones, stormed the Old City of Nablus on Wednesday morning and surrounded a house in which wanted gunmen were staying before violent clashes broke out in the place.

Armed as well as popular, during which the army used large firepower and portable missiles, in the operation that ended with the killing of Hossam Aslim and Muhammad al-Junaidi, who were trapped in the house, in addition to 8 others.


According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, 97 injuries were transferred to hospitals, of which 6 were in serious condition.
The operation came only two days after the Palestinian Authority withdrew a draft bill from the Security Council to condemn the expansion of Israeli settlements. In exchange, Israel stopped the payment of settlement projects and reduced the incursions into Palestinian cities.


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