Israeli occupation kills six Palestinians, Hamas strongly condemns
Israeli occupation forces killed at least six Palestinians and injured nearly 21 others after storming densely populated areas in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian Ministry of Health reported.
In a pre-dawn raid, dozens of Israeli occupation soldiers raided Nablus city in the occupied West Bank and were spotted by Palestinian freedom fighters before the former opened fire on them killing at least five.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the martyrs as Hamdi Ramzy, 30, Ali Khaled Antar, 26, Hamdi Sharaf, 35, Wadi Houh, 31, and Mishal Baghdadi, 27.
The Ministry later reported that Israeli occupation forces killed another Palestinian youth, Qusay Al-Tamimi, in the Al-Nabi Saleh village near the city of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said the Israeli occupation forces prevented its medical staff from evacuating the injured.
Thousands of Palestinians turned out to mourn the death of the six Palestinian martyrs, raising the Palestinian flag and chanting anti-occupation slogans.
For its part, the Hamas movement praised the martyrs of Nablus and called on Palestinians to escalate resistance against the Israeli occupation and colonial settlers’ recurrent attacks.
Commenting on the heinous crime against defenceless Palestinians, Hamas chief said the “Israeli occupation’s crimes will plunge Palestine into escalation.”
Head of Hamas Political Bureau Abroad Khalid Meshal mourned the death of the Palestinian martyrs and confirmed that the Israeli occupation tries to boost election support by attacking Palestinians.
He added that killing Palestinians only strengthens the resistance’s front notwithstanding the Israeli occupation’s cold-blooded execution, large-scale detention raids, and the illegal blockade on the cities of Jenin and Nablus.