A Palestinian young man called Essam Eissa, 24, from the Yasouf village in Salfit, northern West Bank, was seriously wounded after Israeli settlers deliberately shot him Friday with internationally forbidden dumdum bullets.
His family said that Eissa was shot by Zionists of the Tafoh settlement adjacent to the village, adding that six settlers stormed the Tal area, north of the village, and intentionally opened fire at him as he was near his house.
The Yasouf village suffers from round-the-clock raids carried out by settlers or IOF troops.
In retaliation to the ongoing Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, the Salahuddin Brigades, the armed wing of the popular resistance committees, and Abu Rish Brigades, an offshoot of the dissolved armed wing of Fatah, claimed responsibility for attacking at noon Friday an IOF patrol near the Artah area in Tulkarem.
In a joint communiqué received by the PIC, the two Brigades said that their fighters managed to inflict casualties in the ranks of the IOF troops.
In another context, the Hamas Movement hailed the heroic operation carried out by the Palestinian resistance at dawn Friday in Tulkarem, which left an Israeli officer and a soldier killed.
MP Mushir Al-Masri, the secretary-general of the Hamas parliamentary bloc, stated that this operation was an important message to the Israeli occupation that the Palestinian resistance is hard to break and can force Israel to agree to calm in Gaza and the West Bank.
Earlier, the Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, and the Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement, announced in a joint communiqué their responsibility for the Nitzanei Oz operation in Tulkarem.