Killing of 11 Palestinians in Nablus Massacre is highest in one day since 2005, says UN

Palestine

Published: 2023-03-04 14:46

Last Updated: 2024-02-23 18:33


Killing of 11 Palestinians in Nablus Massacre is highest in one day since 2005, says UN
Killing of 11 Palestinians in Nablus Massacre is highest in one day since 2005, says UN

The Israeli Occupation Forces' (IOF) killing of 10 Palestinians in Nablus on Feb. 22 and causing the death of another due to toxic teargas exposure was the highest number of people killed in a single operation in the West Bank since 2005, according to the United Nations.

This came as part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory biweekly Protection of Civilians Report covering the period between Feb. 14 and 27.

It said that during that period, the IOF and israeli Occupation settlers killed 16 Palestinians, bringing the death toll since the beginning of the year to 63.

Among those killed were three children, in various operations conducted across the occupied territories.

Notably, a total of 1,089 others were also injured.

Another eight Palestinians, including two children, were injured by Israeli Occupation settlers who damaged Palestinian property, including uprooting 300 trees, and setting homes and vehicles on fire.

- The following few days -

On March 1, a Palestinian succumbed to wounds that he sustained during a search-and-arrest operation in Aqbat Jabr refugee camp in Jericho.

On 2 March, the IOF killed a 15-year-old boy in the village of Azzoun near Qalqilya, according to OCHA.