The time of relative quiet that the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF
) initiated during the Palestinian Authority elections, in order to please international observers and media, is now definitely over. While before the army kept coming at night, the IOF
now also causes trouble during the day. The main target of these daily IOF
attacks on Nablus is, once more, the Balata Refugee Camp. With almost 30,000 inhabitants — the largest camp in the occupied West Bank — it is situated on the outskirts of the city.