The Israeli Occupation Forces IOF killed early Monday 22 May 2023 three Palestinians and kidnapped others in Balat camp in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, according to Palestinian sources.
The Palestinian health ministry identified the three men killed on Monday morning as Muhammad Abu Zaytoun, 32, Fathi Abu Rizk, 30, and Abdullah Abu Hamdan, 24.
Hundreds of Israeli soldiers and special forces participated in the raid that began at about 1am local time and persisted until 5:00am.
Israeli forces blockaded the camp’s entrances with bulldozers, and demolished and damaged several homes including with anti-tank grenades, according to residents.
At least seven homes inside the camp were demolished or damaged.
In 2022, Israeli forces killed more than 170 Palestinians, including at least 30 children, in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, in what was described as the deadliest year for Palestinians living in those areas since 2006.
Since the start of 2023, Israeli forces have killed at least 156 Palestinians, including 26 children. The death toll includes 36 Palestinians killed by the Israeli army during a four-day assault on the besieged Gaza Strip between May 9 and 13.
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