update deskIsrael-Palestinian Conflict

One Palestinian dead, four wounded during IDF raid in Balata camp

Israeli forces came under fire after entering Nablus in pursuit of wanted terrorist Issam al-Salaj.

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers during an IDF raid in the Old City of Nablus, May 9, 2023. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.
Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers during an IDF raid in the Old City of Nablus, May 9, 2023. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

A Palestinian was killed and four others were wounded during clashes that broke out during an Israeli counterterror raid in the Balata camp in Nablus on Tuesday, according to official Palestinian media.

Faris Abdul Munim Hashash, 19, was brought to Rafidia Surgical Hospital in Nablus (biblical Shechem) with bullet wounds to his chest, abdomen and legs, and was pronounced dead, the Palestinian Authority’s Wafa news agency reported, citing the P.A. Health Ministry.

Four others were wounded, including a child, according to the ministry.

The Israeli forces had entered Nablus in pursuit of wanted terrorist Issam al-Salaj.

Also on Tuesday afternoon, four Israelis were wounded in a terrorist attack near the Rihan Crossing in Samaria.

Magen David Adom emergency medical personnel treated one victim at the scene for a wound to his upper body before evacuating him to the hospital in stable condition.

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