NABLUS, Friday, December 30, 2022 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Friday morning detained a Palestinian and injured 35 others in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to WAFA correspondent.
She said that a sizable army force barged its way into the Old City of Nablus from several directions, where the heavily-armed soldiers surrounded a house and eventually detained a 17-year-old teen.
The raid triggered violent confrontations, which saw the soldiers opening fire towards local youths who attempted to block their entry, injuring 35, according to Ahmad Jibril, the head of the Emergency and Ambulance Department at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS).
Jibril added that as part of the 35 casualties, there were two who sustained live ammunition injuries, six who sustained shrapnel injuries, one rubber-coated steel injury in addition to another who was hit by a tear gas canister in the head.
Jibril identified the two live ammunition injuries as a young man who sustained an injury in the chest in addition to a Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) medic who was hit by a live bullet in the back, while pointing that two suffered shrapnel injuries to the neck in addition to another who sustained a rubber-coated steel bullet injury and fractures in the foot.
All bullet and shrapnel casualties were evacuated to hospitals for treatment while the 25 tear gas suffocation cases were treated at the scene.
Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for "wanted" Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.
These raids, which take place also in areas under the full control of the Palestinian Authority, are conducted with no need for a search warrant, whenever and wherever the military chooses in keeping with its sweeping arbitrary powers.
Under Israeli military law army commanders have full executive, legislative and judicial authority over 3 million Palestinians living in the West Bank. Palestinians have no say in how this authority is exercised.