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Israeli settlers from the "Alon Moreh" settlement, located to the north of Nablus City, set fire to fields in the Dier Al Hattab and Salem villages near Nablus.
Local residents reported to the Palestinian News Agency "WAFA" that the huge fire extended over an area of 150 dunums of Olive fields, with fire trucks being unable to reach the area after the Israeli army closed the area. Residents of Dier Al Hattab and Salem villages directed an appeal to Human rights organizations to petition for fire trucks to be allowed to enter the area. Meanwhile, two young Palestinian fighters with the al-Qassam brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas party, were killed as they approached the Gaza-Israel border fence. The group claimed they were attempting to ambush invading Israeli troops, while Israel claimed that they were preventing attempts to tunnel into Israel.