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Israeli Assault on Balata

Israeli Assault on Balata

This morning, two Palestinian resistance fighters were killed by Israeli military during an incursion into Balata refugee camp just outside of Nablus. Another young man was shot in the stomach and is, according to sources at Rafidia hospital, in critical condition.

Hani Al-Hashash, 22, and Ibrahim Neba, 23, were chased up on the roof by Israeli special forces who broke the door and entered their home at about five o'clock this morning.

As the military opened fire, one of the men attempted to defend himself and shot two soldiers, injuring them slightly.

The two resistance fighters attempted to escape by climbing up to the roof. An Apache helicopter then backed them up against a wall before firing several rounds of bullets into their bodies. Hani Al-Hashash died from a bullet to his brain and Ibrahim Neba incurred several fatal wounds to the neck, stomach and chest.

Five to six missiles were also fired from the helicopter, breaking two water tanks and making several large holes in the roof of the building. .

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