Israeli forces kill 10 Palestinians in Nablus

At least 10 Palestinians have been killed and scores wounded in an Israeli army raid in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to the Palestinian health ministry.

At least 102 people were injured, many of them hit by live ammunition, and listed the condition of six as serious, the ministry said on Wednesday.

The raid focused on a building in the city that reportedly housed Palestinian resistance fighters. Palestinian media said two fighters – Hussam Bassam Aslim, 24 and Mohammed Omar Abu Bakr, 23 – were inside the house and refused to surrender. 

Palestinian political parties announced a general strike in the cities of Ramallah and Nablus on Wednesday, calling on Palestinians to go out in protest near Israeli army checkpoints.

The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since the start of 2023 has now risen to 61 people, including 13 children, in the occupied territories.

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