One Palestinian killed in Nablus

30 December 2003
Israeli soldiers killed at least one Palestinian on 30 December during an operation in the Old City in Nablus, Palestinian officials said. The death happened during an Israeli operation to impose a curfew in the area. The man sustained fatal injuries when he was shot in the chest in the Khan Yunis area of southern Gaza, Palestinian security sources told AFP. Israeli military sources said that soldiers had opened fire on a group of Palestinians 'suspected of hostile activity' in the area. 'There is a curfew in the Old City,' the source told AFP. 'There is a tight circle around the city because of alerts that we have.' The incursion into the Old City happened shortly after Israeli soldiers had pulled out of the area.

Palestinian security sources said that around a dozen jeeps had entered the village of Jabaa, north of Nablus, shortly prior to the Nablus incursion. Israeli soldiers detained 23 Palestinians in a coffee shop in the center of the village in an operation aimed at arresting a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades.

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