The Palestinian Health Ministry reports Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinian men earlier today as they raided a house in the city of Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The ministry says at least 40 other Palestinians were wounded in the raid; four of them are in serious condition. Israel says none of its troops were injured in the assault, which killed a senior commander with the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade.
The latest violence came as a ceasefire held in the Gaza Strip, after three days of Israeli bombardment killed at least 44 Palestinians, including 15 children. Three hundred fifty others were injured. The Palestinian Authority says some 1,500 housing units were damaged or destroyed by Israel’s weekend assault. This is Muhammad Shamlakh, whose family’s home in Gaza City was demolished.
Muhammad Shamlakh: “A ceasefire or not, how will this help us after the fighting, when our house was shelled and demolished? Who will put it back in its previous state? The leaders have shaken hands. That is fine. But what about the people who lost their homes and who are stranded now? We have relatives who lost their house previously, and now it has happened again.”