Saturday, January 5, 2008
"NABLUS, (PIC)-- The IOF troops on Saturday withdrew from the West Bank city of Nablus after wreaking havoc for almost three days that ended with destroying a number of buildings in the Old City.
Violent confrontations took place before the soldiers' withdrawal in a number of areas that led to the injury of citizens with rubber coated bullets and gas canisters.
The IOF invasion of the city started on Saturday morning when big numbers of soldiers stormed the city in more than 70 army vehicles, including bulldozers, and imposed a curfew on the Old City after sealing it off.
The soldiers blasted their way into shops and broke into civilian homes at the pretext of looking for wanted activists.
More than 80 citizens were wounded in the IOF barbaric incursion the most serious being that of Mohammed Abu Hantash who was hit with a bullet in the head.
Many Palestinian youths were detained in the campaign.
Meanwhile, in the Gaza Strip, the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas Movement, fired 21 mortar shells at a group of IOF special units east of Gaza city on Saturday.
It said that the attack was in response to the constant IOF incursions and assassinations against the Palestinian people and their Mujahideen."