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IOF Military Operations in Nablus Continue for 3rd Consecutive Day

July 1, 2012

Tuesday, February 21. 2006
IOF Continue Military Operations in Nablus for 3rd Consecutive Day

The city of Nablus and Balata refugee camp have been subject to a large-scale Israeli military operation for the past three days. 3 Palestinians, including 2 children, have already been killed during these operations. Another 30 have been injured, some seriously. Severe restrictions on the movement of civilians have also been imposed.

Excessive force is being used against Palestinian civilians, who demonstrated against the incursion. And on the first day of the operation, the IOF killed 2 children in an unprovoked attack. They were killed by an IOF sniper who had assumed position in the house of Jamil El-Tirawi in the middle of the refugee camp and who subsequently fired at the two children. The children had been standing in front of their houses at the time. PCHRs investigation reveals that there had been no apparent reason for firing at the children, other than the intent to kill. Each was hit with a bullet to the neck. And although demonstrations and stone-throwing do not in any respect justify such responses from the Israeli military, as they do not pose any considerable danger to the lives of soldiers, it is noted that such activities had already stopped prior to the killing.

These crimes are fulfilling previous Israeli threats to impose additional sanctions against the Palestinian people. These actions against Palestinian civilians increase tension in the area and threaten to cause additional casualties among the Palestinian population.

Friends of Al Aqsa is a voluntary organisation concerned with the defence of
Al Aqsa Haram Sharif and the protection of Palestinian Human Rights.
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