Palestinians mourn the death of Ibrahim Al-Nabulsi, an Islamic Jihad fighter who was killed during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Palestinians say his death will not cause the resistance to back down. Al-Nabulsi, commander of the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, was killed after the regime’s forces fired a rocket on his house. The raid also triggered an exchange of fire between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians. That left two more Palestinians dead and scores of others, including a woman, injured. In a separate incident, the Israeli soldiers opened fire on a 17-year old Palestinian and killed him in the city of al-Khalil in the southern West Bank. Meanwhile, the resistance movement Hamas said Palestinians are united in their fight against Israel until they bring an end to the occupation. The Israeli military has been conducting deadly raids almost on a daily basis in the occupied territories. The regime’s forces often resort to live fire against Palestinians protesting against Israeli atrocities.
Iranians support Palestinians
Iranians have staged a protest rally in the capital Tehran to denounce Israel’s three-day aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip. Protesters gathered at the Palestine Square to show their solidarity with Palestinians. They held placards and chanted anti-Israeli slogans. On last Friday, Israel carried out an airstrike on an apartment building in Gaza in an attempt to kill a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance movement. The resistance group retaliated with a barrage of rocket fired at different parts of the occupied territories. An Egyptian-brokered truce ended the fighting on Sunday. The three-day Israeli onslaught left 46 Gazans, including 16 children dead and some 360 others injured.
Nigerian Shia mourners attacked
Nigerian security forces have attacked Shia Muslims during an annual Ashura procession in the northern city of Zaria, killing several people and injuring many others. Locals say eight people were killed and many others, including children and elderly were injured. A spokesman for the Islamic Movement in Nigeria has confirmed four deaths, saying the security forces attacked the peaceful procession on Monday. Zarai is known for its Shia population and is the hometown of senior Cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky. The Nigerian army has tried to dismantle the Islamic Movement headed by Zakzaky using brutal force on many occasions. During a crackdown in 2015, the military attacked the movement’s members as they were holding religious processions, killing hundreds of them including three of Zakzaky’s sons.