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Us imposes sanctions on Palestinian resistance group in the West Bank


Fri 07 Jun 2024 | 08:43 AM
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The United States imposed sanctions on one of the Palestinian armed resistance groups in the West Bank. A statement on the official website of the US State Department said on Thursday that the ministry imposed sanctions on the “Lions’ Den” group, which is a Palestinian armed resistance group based in the Old City of Nablus in the West Bank. .

The statement added that in October 2022, the group claimed responsibility for several shooting operations from cars in the Nablus area on Israeli vehicles near the nearby Elon Moreh settlement,leaving a taxi driver injured. Several gunshots were also fired towards the Har Bracha settlement in the West Bank.

The statement noted that in September 2022, “Lions’ Den” fighters injured and killed Palestinian civilians during clashes between Palestinian fighters and Palestinian Authority security forces in Nablus.

In April 2024, Palestinian media reported that “Lions’ Den” fighters targeted Israeli forces with small arms at an Israeli checkpoint in Nablus, according to the statement.

The United States expressed its condemnation of all acts of violence committed in the West Bank, whoever committed them, and stressed that it will use the tools to hold those who threaten peace and stability there accountable.