Israel continues West Bank raids

Israel continues West Bank raids
Israel on Wednesday detained three alleged members of the Lions' Den group in the occupied West Bank, the army said, including the brother of a slain Palestinian fighter.
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Israel on Wednesday detained three alleged members of the Lions' Den group in the occupied West Bank, the army said, including the brother of a slain Palestinian fighter.

The arrest of Muhammad Al-Nabulsi and two others in Nablus comes a day after five Palestinians were killed during an Israeli army raid in the city.

"Muhammad Al-Nabulsi was suspected of possessing weapons, manufacturing explosive devices and involvement in the 'Lions' Den' terrorist group," the army said in a statement.

His brother Ibrahim Al-Nabulsi, nicknamed "The Lion of Nablus", was shot dead by Israeli forces in August and has since become a folk hero among Palestinian youth.

The Lions' Den has emerged in recent months amid a sharp rise in raids by Israeli forces in the northern West Bank.

The three arrests on Wednesday follow the killing on Tuesday of Wadih Al-Houh, described by Israel as the head of the Lions' Den, and four other Palestinians in Nablus.

A further 20 Palestinians were wounded in the Israeli raid, the Palestinian health ministry said.

The New Arab is providing live updates from the occupied West Bank.

5:28 PM
The New Arab Staff

This concludes The New Arab's live coverage for today of Israel's ongoing siege of Nablus and attacks in the occupied West Bank. Follow The New Arab for the latest news and developments from Palestine and across the Arab World.

3:55 PM
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Celtic supporters hold Nablus solidarity banner

Supporters of Scottish football club Celtic held a banner expressing solidarity with Nablus at a match on Tuesday.

"Solidarity Nablus! Free Palestine!" the banner said, according to an image posted to Twitter by the Quds News Network.

It came as Celtic played against Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk in Glasgow.

The game ended in a 1‚Äď1 draw.

 

2:42 PM
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Diplomats visit Nablus amid ongoing Israel siege

Diplomats visited Nablus on Wednesday amid an ongoing Israeli siege in the occupied West Bank city.

Officials from 17 states travelled to Nablus's Old City, where Israeli soldiers killed five Palestinians on Tuesday, Palestinian Authority news agency Wafa reported.

The diplomats and representatives went to the closed entrance to the village of Deir Sharaf and the Beit Furik checkpoint.

Nablus has been under Israeli siege for over two weeks.

1:30 PM
The New Arab Staff

Occupying Israeli forces on Wednesday morning withdrew from the West Bank cities of Nablus and Jenin after detaining six more Palestinians, including the brother of a slain fighter.

The Israeli army on Tuesday killed six Palestinians and injured dozens during raids that took place across the occupied West Bank.

The raids continued on Wednesday with three alleged members of the Lions' Den detained, including the brother of a slain Palestinian fighter.

Mohammed Al-Nabulsi was taken from his own home by Israeli troops in Nablus, along with two other alleged members of the armed group.

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12:34 PM
Qassam Muaddi
West Bank

Teenager killed by Israel 'felt rage' over events in Nablus

Hundreds of Palestinians took part on Tuesday in the funeral of the 19-year-old Palestinian teenager Qusai Tamimi, who was killed by Israeli forces in the village of Nabi Saleh, west of Ramallah.
 
Qusai Tamimi was killed while protesting in Nabi Saleh against the Israeli raid on Nablus that killed five Palestinians and wounded more than 20.
 
Crowds marched alongside Tamimi's body through the village holding Palestinian flags and chanting slogans, before burying it at the village's cemetery,
 
Like many young Palestinians of his age, the recent violent Israeli escalation in the occupied West Bank impacted Tamimi, and it took a toll on his time and thought, according to his sister.
 
"He was very attentive to news of Nablus and Jenin in recent months, always looking at the pictures of martyrs and expressing rage and incapacity," the sister said.

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Qusai Tamimi was killed by Israeli forces while protesting [Malak Tamimi/TNA]
11:52 AM
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Israeli settlers raid village near Ramallah, throwing stones at Palestinian vehicles

Israeli settlers on Wednesday threw stones at Palestinian vehicles in villages near the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah.

The settlers stormed Wadi al-Dalb and the village of Dayr Ibzi', west of the city, vandalising Palestinian property, chanting racist slogans, and threatening locals, security sources told official Palestinian news agency Wafa.

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11:19 AM
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Israel army raids see 21 Palestinians detained in West Bank

Israel's army detained 21 Palestinians in occupied West Bank raids Wednesday overnight.

These include five Palestinians detained in the town of Jaba near Jenin, official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported.

In Nablus, a city the Israeli military has been targeting heavily in recent months, three more Palestinians were detained.

Israeli forces detained four in Biddu, a town near Jerusalem.

11:05 AM
Sally Ibrahim
Gaza

Gazans hold protest against Israeli army on eastern fence

Dozens of young Palestinians in Gaza held a protest along the eastern fence of the coastal enclave on Tuesday evening against the Israeli soldiers stationed there in solidarity with Palestinians in the West Bank. 

Raising Palestinian flags, the protestors set fire to car tyres and threw stones toward the Israeli army, while chanting against Israel's crimes in the West Bank, mainly the cities of Nablus and Jenin. 

The Israeli army fired tear gas canisters at the protestors and demanded that the protesters or the army will open fire on them. 

"We came here to say to our brothers in Nablus, Jenin and all cities in the West Bank that we all are in the same position and we will not leave them alone to confront Israel's crimes," Adli al-Halabi, a protestor, said to The New Arab. 

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9:29 AM
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Israel detains three alleged Lions' Den members

Israel on Wednesday detained three alleged members of the Lions' Den group in the occupied West Bank, the army said, including the brother of a slain Palestinian fighter.

The arrest of Muhammad al-Nabulsi and two others in Nablus comes a day after five Palestinians were killed during an Israeli army raid in the city.