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Two Palestinian Arabs in their 20s were killed by IDF gunfire in Nablus after throwing explosive devices at IDF soldiers securing worshipers at Joseph’s Tomb, reported IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.
By Elad Benari
Terrorists threw explosive devices at IDF forces who were securing the entry of worshipers to Joseph’s Tomb in Shechem (Nablus) overnight Tuesday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
Palestinian Terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis at Ariel Junction was killed after heavy firefight with security forces. – Screen Shot: YouTube
The forces responded by opening fire towards the vehicle. In addition, a military engineering vehicle hit the Arab vehicle, killing the two terrorists. Continue Reading »
Akram Rajub, governor of Nablus, said that two Palestinian Authority policemen had been killed in the operation as well as two gunmen, both of whom he said were on a police wanted list.
By ADAM RASGON
Two Palestinian police officers were killed and two other police officers were wounded in Nablus on Thursday afternoon in clashes with gunmen, according to Palestinian Authority security service spokesperson Adnan al-Damiri.
Palestinian Authority police officers stand guard in the West Bank [File]. – Photo: REUTERS
“At 6PM on Thursday evening, security forces were exposed to gunfire in Nablus’s Old City while pursuing criminals, leading to the death a number of security forces,” Damiri told Wafa, the official PA news site. Continue Reading »
PA leader, Mahmoud Abbas whose presidential term ended 6 years ago, allegedly dismissed Akram Rajoub, the governor of Nablus after posting on his Facebook page criticism of Abbas’ leadership.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas issued on Tuesday a surprising decision to fire the governor of Nablus, Akram Rajoub, Palestinian media reported Wednesday.
After receiving a phone call from Abbas informing him of his dismissal, Rajoub wrote a post on his Facebook page, blasting the PA president for his decision.
“The president’s order is a sword pulled at my throat. I am required to leave Nablus, which I have served with all my heart, implementing my leadership’s orders with great honor,” Rajoub commented. Continue Reading »
Local politician from Stavanger, Norway calls to cut ties with Nablus after learning that the Palestinian governed city names squares after deceased terrorists, suicide-bombers responsible for the deaths of dozens of random civilian Israelis.
By Channel 20
A local Norwegian politician has called for the cancelation of his city’s twinning arrangement with Nablus after it was revealed that a monument praising terrorism was erected in the Palestinian city.
According to an exposé by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the Nablus municipality had named a town square after Naif Abu Sharah, who was involved in a number of terrorist attacks – the most notable of which was the double suicide attack in Tel Aviv on January 5, 2003, which killed 23 and wounded dozens. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Shin Bet says more than 40 suspects have been arrested for allegedly forming an extensive terrorist network to facilitate attacks on Jews across Judea & Samaria.
By Lilach Shoval & Israel Hayom Staff
More than 40 Palestinians suspected of being Hamas operatives seeking to establish terrorist infrastructures in Judea and Samaria have been arrested over the past few months, the Shin Bet security agency revealed Wednesday.
Shin Bet says Hamas increasing efforts to establish infrastructure in Judea and Samaria [Illustrative] – Photo: Reuters
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According to available information, the suspects were tasked with creating a wide terrorist network in Nablus and the surrounding villages, and with gathering intelligence to facilitate terrorist attacks across Judea and Samaria.
Israel’s search for missing Jewish teens enters 5th day, with additional arrests, now totaling 200.
Senior IDF source: We’re expanding search area &’cleaning house’ in ‘terror capital of Nablus.’
By Yoav Zitun
Operation ‘Bring Back Our Brothers’ is entering its fifth day Tuesday, with over 200 Palestinians arrested, 41 of which overnight, as the search for Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer and Naftali Frenkel continues.
IDF forces in Nablus, Monday night – Photo: IDF Spokesman
The three teens were apparently kidnapped Thursday night and no group or organization has made any accepted claims of responsibility for the abduction. The working conclusion is that Hamas operatives kidnapped the teens though it is unclear if the organization’s leadership sanctioned the attack. Continue Reading »
Following agreement between Hamas & Fatah, thousands of Hamas supporters rally in Nablus
Fatah rally will be held in Gaza in January.
Hamas held its first rally in the West Bank Thursday, after a five-year ban, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Islamist movement.
The movement’s green flags were prominent in the northern city of Nablus as thousands of people participated in the rally.
A pro-Hamas rally in Nablus. – Photo by AP
The rally was made possible after the Palestinian Authority lifted the ban enforced since June 2007 when Hamas fighters took over the Gaza Strip after a short battle with Fatah-backed security forces. Continue Reading »