A large Israeli force drives into Nablus to pursue Israeli couple’s killers
The IDF early Saturday sent a large column of troops in armored cars into Nablus, one of the Palestinian-ruled towns of the West Bank, in pursuit of the terrorists who murdered Eitam and Na’ameh Henkin in a drive-by shooting ambush Thursday night and fled to the city. The troops raided a number of houses in search of suspects. Photos of the raid have appeared on the social media. Since the double murders, the IDF has sealed Nablus (pop. 50,000) and have thrown up roadblocks manned by armed soldiers on the town’s main thoroughfares. Nablus, 50km north of Jerusalem, was one of the seven West Bank towns handed over to Palestinian Authority rule in the 1995 Oslo accords.