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Palestinian groups attack Israeli targets, IDF raids Nablus media

BBC Monitoring

Bethlehem-based, independent Ma'an News Agency in Arabic reports at 2026 gmt on 11 December: "The Jaysh Al-Basha'ir unit of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of Fatah, claimed responsibility for firing at an Israeli bus near Qedumim, east of Qalqilyah on Tuesday evening. A statement issued by the group, a copy of which reached Ma'an, says this operation was carried out in response to the occupation forces' massacres of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip".

Gaza-based, independent Ramattan News Agency in Arabic reports at 0725 gmt on 12 December: "On Wednesday, the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad [PIJ], claimed responsibility for firing 11 Quds rockets at Sederot, a town adjacent to the Gaza Strip. In an interview with Ramattan, Al-Quds Brigades spokesman Abu-Hamzah warned Israel against entering the Gaza Strip, for it will encounter fierce resistance. He noted that today's launchings are merely an in! itial response to the killing of seven PIJ members yesterday in southern Gaza Strip." A related Ma'an report at 0806 gmt updates that the number of Quds rockets fired by the Al-Quds Brigades on the morning of 12 December has risen to 13.

IDF Raids Media Institutions in Nablus

A Ma'an report at 0721 gmt reads: "Early on Wednesday morning, the Israeli army raided a number of local media institutions in Nablus, confiscating all the computers found in them. The army took away all of Afaq Television's broadcasting equipment, under the pretext that it is an organization which 'supports terrorism,' as Israeli sources put it. Eyewitnesses told our correspondent in Nablus that the Israeli occupation forces raided the office of Al-Najah Press at the Abu-Kamil Sa'd al-Din building and the office of Al-Ruwwad Press, which belongs to Al-Quds newspaper, confiscating three and eight computers respectively." The report further cites an Afaq Television employee as saying that "t! he occupation forces told me that the station is to remain closed unti l further notice, based on a decision of the Israeli regional commander in Nablus, under the excuse that the station supports Hamas, PIJ, and other organizations."

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