Nablus


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an ancient city in the West Bank to the north of Jerusalem

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Samir Bishtawi, director of the bus station in Nablus, said at about 2:00am, he received a phone call from an Israeli army officer who ordered him to show up at the station, or otherwise the army will destroy the buses under a military order.
The shooting happened at the Huwwara checkpoint south of Nablus, where many Palestinians and Israeli settlers drive through every day.
Mayor of Nablus Akram Rajoub said a number of Israeli military vehicles besieged the Al Qaser Hotel and launched a wide search campaign.
The Israeli forces detained 13 Palestinians as they raided several neighborhoods throughout Nablus.
The speeding bus ran over Noor Hassan Salem, 22, his cousin Alaa Kayed Salem and a third villager from a village near Nablus.
On the other hand, Israeli settlers escorted by occupation soldiers stormed into "Aorta" Village south of Nablus.
They told the State of Palestine News Agency 'WAFA' that Israeli military vehicles raided the village of Kufer Qalleel, south of Nablus, stormed Palestinian Sati Yousif's home, searched it, tampering with its contents, and arrested his son Sadam, 25, and his daughter Tahreer, 35, who was released in the 2011 prisoners exchange between Hamas and Israel.
A group of settlers attacked the village and started smashing windows with stones, which resulted in injuring Laila Ouda, 25, who was then transferred to a hospital in Nablus.
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish settlers on Monday set fire to a mosque near Nablus area in the northern West Bank, Palestinian Authority (PA) officials said.
Aker, public relations officer at Nablus' municipality, adding that after the uprising, the siege and the closures, tourists have become rare in Nablus.
The 18-year-old Palestinian was killed while he was on his way to a village near Nablus along with his cattle overnight.
Most of them also told me that Nablus was their favourite city.
It never occurred to me that my paintings of Nablus especially the Yasaminah neighborhood will become historical documents," said Jaloos, who assumed the mantle of an ardent historian eager to preserve time in his paintings.
NABLUS: Palestinian police confiscated 40 home-made bombs in their first foray in years into the militant centre of the West Bank's Nablus city, a senior official said yesterday - a new sign of President Mahmoud Abbas' resolve to impose control across the West Bank.