Clashes between PA Security Forces and Palestinians in Nablus Leave 1 Dead, 17 Wounded

(Media Line) Mohammad Al-Kassim - Violent clashes broke out on Monday between Palestinian Authority security forces and Palestinian residents of Nablus in the northern West Bank, after the arrest of two men, one of them a Hamas operative wanted by Israel. Angry young Palestinians hurled stones at PA security's armored vehicles, a scene usually reserved for clashes with the Israeli army. The municipality suspended work at its offices due to shots fired at its building. Palestinian factions in the city called for a general strike and demanded the release of both men, threatening that they will not let security forces enter the city until the men are freed. "I think we are living in a preparatory phase for an uprising against the PA. Unfortunately, some ill-considered measures are hastening this," a Fatah member from Nablus told Media Line.

2022-09-22 00:00:00

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