The Israeli army carried out a raid in the old city of Nablus, in the West Bank against the Lion’s Den group: the leaders of the group killed, which promises revenge
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JERUSALEM – In the houses of the old city of Nablus some living rooms still show the plaster of a different color, a shade on the wall as high and wide as a man, a stain that leads from there, into the bedroom. Of another apartment.
Over twenty years ago here Aviv Kochavinow Chief of Staff, he commanded the parachute brigade in the most violent battles of the second Intifada: to avoid ambushes in the narrow streets he ordered his people to walk inside the buildings, through the buildings. One wall exploded and pickaxed after another.
A few months after the end of his mandate, he finds himself coordinating an operation among those concrete cubes. At 2 o’clock this night the special forces have moved to the entrance of what they call the casbahthe target is a laboratory for the preparation of explosives.
The goal is the Lion’s Denthe Palestinian group that intelligence holds responsible for a series of attacks in the West Bank against settlers and the military.
The soldiers are identified, the clash soon becomes war, an anti-tank rocket hits the window of the building where the militants are barricaded, the loudspeakers recall the inhabitants for whom the extremist organization is now a legend. The dead are five, all leaders of the group, which promises revenge.
Another Palestinian was killed in a different area of the city.
Spokespeople for President Abu Mazen are calling for UN intervention to stop the massacre, yet the Tana also annoys the ras. Because the members come mostly from his Fatah and popular support for the Lions is another sign of how much his power is waning.
Since February, the West Bank, more than Gaza under the control of Hamas, has worried Israeli generals who they fear the spread of violence125 Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of the year.
October 25, 2022 (change October 25, 2022 | 10:49)
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