In an Israeli anti-terror operation in Nablus, 9 Palestinian kille

A mixed elite police, Shin Bet, IDF arrest operation in the Nablus Casbah on Wednesday developed into a shootout with the notorious Lion Cubs terrorist group whose members were holed up in a house. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Ramallah reported that 9 were killed in the firefight, including the three men wanted for a string of murders, and 97 injured. Hamas and Islamic Jihad threaten reprisals, placing Israeli security forces on alert outside the Gaza Strip and other flashpoint areas.

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