Thursday, January 3, 2008
"Palestinian medical sources in Nablus city located in the northern part of the West Bank reported on Thursday midday that the Israeli army had injured 33 Palestinian civilians among them four critically injured, during the continuing military offensive targeting the city.
The offensive started on Thursday at dawn as Israeli troops, supported by dozens of armored vehicles and jeeps, invaded Nablus and imposed a curfew in the Old City and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Soldiers started a wide scale house to house search campaign targeting what the army calls "wanted Palestinians". A number of civilians were kidnapped during the early morning house searches, witnesses said.
Dr. Ghassan Hamdan director of the Union of the Palestinian Medical Relief committees told IMEMC that 33 Palestinians have been injured by army fire since this morning and four of those are in a critical condition. Hamadan added that the army is chasing local youths all over the city.......
Of the 33 Palestinians injured, 4 are children and 1 is an ambulance driver. The army has surrounded the hospitals and are attacking ambulances."