The ministry said in a brief statement: “The martyrdom of 4 civilians, the occupation opened fire on them in Nablus,” according to Agence France-Presse.
In another statement, the Israeli Border Police said that “a terrorist cell has been neutralized from the Nablus area… that was responsible for shooting operations against IDF forces and Israeli civilians in recent weeks.”“.
The statement confirmed the killing of “three armed terrorists who were in the car during the clashes with the security forces,” adding that “no one from the Israeli forces was injured.”“.
The police added that the incident came “as a result of a joint intelligence operation between Al-Yamam forces, the Israeli army and the Internal Security Service (Shin Bet).“.
Al-Yamam is the Israeli anti-terror unit.
Palestinian security sources reported that Israeli soldiers, who were in a civilian vehicle, intercepted a Palestinian car and directly shot those inside it, which led to the killing of the three young men..
The same sources indicated that the Israeli forces withdrew and transferred the bodies to Rafidia Hospital in Nablus, where hundreds of Palestinians had gathered.
Agence France-Presse has seen a video clip showing the car that was engulfed by dozens of gunshots in broad daylight, in the Al-Makhfia neighborhood in the city..
And sources in the Palestinian “Fatah” movement stated that the dead “are affiliated with the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of the Fatah movement”, led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas..