Ibrahim al-Nabulsi, a young Palestinian from the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah), was assassinated by Israel on August 9, 2022.

Al-Nabulsi, who hails from Nablus in the occupied West Bank, has survived numerous assassination attempts, the last of which was two weeks before his death.

Birth and upbringing

Ibrahim Al-Nabulsi was born on October 13, 1999 in Nablus, to a Palestinian family known as "their struggle".

His father, Alaa Ezzat al-Nabulsi, a former colonel in the Preventive Security Service, and the liberated prisoner from the occupation prisons.

Al-Nabulsi, nicknamed "Abu Fathi", is considered one of the fighters known for their struggle in the old city, in which he grew up, despite its distance from his family home, and the occupation continued to chase him in this area until his martyrdom.

The people of the city describe him as being shy, kind-hearted, and with a great attachment to children, as he once wrote on his Facebook page, “They are great leaders like Osama bin Zaid and Muhammad Al-Fateh,” which increased their love for him and their attachment to him more, as he kept circulating on his page the noble verse “He will defeat the crowd.” And they take over the anus.”

He learned the mechanism of transmitting information from the experience of the resistance fighters in the first intifada in 1987 (the Stone Intifada) by exchanging signals between the resistance fighters through “certain codes” transmitted by radio waves secretly and at high speed, and formed the eyes of his comrades throughout the old city to monitor any unusual movements.

jihadist experience

He became wanted by the occupation forces after he participated in planting explosive devices (homemade explosive bombs) to target the occupation army and its military sites.

He was wanted by the Palestinian security services and arrested him "precautionary" along with two of his companions (Muhammad Dakhil and Adham Mabrouka "the Chechen"), who were sentenced to one and a half years in prison. As for him, he was sentenced to six months in prison, before Israel released him again.

The occupation began to pursue Nabulsi in 2020, announced his name as the most wanted leader of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, and launched various operations to liquidate or arrest him.

The Israeli media described him as "the owner of the 9 lives" because they were unable to assassinate him despite the many attempts and campaigns launched by his forces to try to liquidate him or even arrest him.

He refused to surrender under any circumstances despite the threats of the occupation, and said in a video published to him before his assassination, "The path I am walking on is my dream and the dream of all the Palestinian people to liberate Palestine."

His name appeared again after the Israeli occupation's assassination of the martyr Jamal Al-Kayyal in early December 2021 in the Ras Al-Ain neighborhood in Nablus.

On February 8, 2022, Israeli special forces targeted the vehicle carrying the "cell" in which he was a member and assassinated three young men (Muhammad Al-Dakhil, Ashraf Al-Mablast and Adham Mabrouka) in the Al-Makhfieh neighborhood in Nablus, and it was rumored that he was assassinated with them, but he was not present at the time. vehicle.

After the martyrdom of his comrades, the intensity of the operations he launched against the occupation intensified. Together with the resistance, he targeted towers, points, and military checkpoints in a number of locations surrounding the city of Nablus, including Hawara checkpoints in the south of the city and the two points of Mount Gerizim and the village of Tel Al-Askaritin.

In early July 2022, the Israeli occupation and other resistance accused him of shooting and wounding 4 settlers, and the commander of the Samaria Brigade in the occupation army, Roei Tsavage, who stormed Joseph's tomb in the Balata Al-Balad area.

The occupation army launched Operation Breaking Waves at the end of March 2022 to target resistance fighters accused of carrying out operations against the occupation army.

The Israeli special forces were able to assassinate the two martyrs, Muhammad al-Azizi (Abu Saleh) and Abd al-Rahman Subuh (Aboud Subuh) on July 24, 2022, after they stormed the house where they were holed up with other individuals in the Yasmina neighborhood, west of the old city of Nablus.

He appeared after fortifying all this time mourning his martyred comrades, and his name began to circulate in the city as "the most prominent fighter who will continue the path of his comrades and avenge for them."

After that, he was subjected to various attempts to be lured and targeted by the occupation army, and he himself followed people and suspicious vehicles several times, thinking that they were carrying Israeli special forces.


On Tuesday, August 9, 2022, the Israeli special forces stormed the Habla neighborhood in the Old City of Nablus in the northern West Bank at about six thirty in the morning.

They surrounded the house and its surroundings at the entrance to the neighborhood from the northern side, and snipers climbed the roofs of the buildings, before being supported by the occupation forces, encircling the place and paralyzing the movement of citizens.

For several hours, clashes erupted between the besieged resistance fighters and the occupation forces, which used live ammunition and wounded at least 40 Palestinians, including the martyr Ibrahim Al-Nabulsi, along with Islam Sabbouh and the child Hussein Jamal Taha.

Before his martyrdom, he published a recorded audio clip of him in which he recommended, "I was martyred, group, I love my mother.. and preserve the homeland after me.. I advise you, no one leaves the gunpowder.. I am besieged and going to be martyred, pray for me."