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Israel kills al-Aqsa Brigades top militant in West Bank raid

Ibrahim al-Nablusi was responsible for a series of attacks on Israeli soldiers in the West Bank.

• August 9, 2022
Israeli Shin Bet officers
Israeli Shin Bet officers [Photo Credit: Al-Monitor]

Israel has killed a leading member of the al-Aqsa Brigades during a military operation in the West Bank.

Ibrahim al-Nablusi was responsible for a series of attacks on Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the Israeli domestic intelligence service Shin Bet and the military announced on Tuesday.

During the attempted arrest, explosive devices and other weapons were found.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed the death of Mr al-Nablusi and two other people.

About 40 people were injured by gunshots during the operation.

It is feared that the killing of Mr al-Nablusi could lead to further confrontations.

The al-Aqsa Brigades is the military arm of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement.

However, it is a loose network without a clear hierarchy, and local groups often act on their own.

After three days of fighting, a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad organization in the Gaza Strip came into effect on Sunday.

The Israeli military launched the military operation dubbed ‘Breaking Dawn’ with airstrikes targeting Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip on Friday.

Two jihadi military chiefs were killed during the operation.

Since Friday, Palestinian militants have fired more than 1,000 rockets at Israeli settlements, according to military sources.

Two hundred of them hit the Gaza Strip.

The operation against Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip is to be seen as a continuation of a campaign in the West Bank that has been going on for months.

Since a wave of terror in Israel in the spring, the army has been carrying out more anti-terrorist operations there. 


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