Another bloody day in the Middle East. An Israeli soldier was killed in an armed attack in East Jerusalem on Saturday evening, and two Palestinian youths were killed in an Israeli attack in the occupied West Bank the day before, fresh evidence of an upsurge in violence. “alarm” UN
“Overnight, an Israeli soldier died of serious injuries in an armed attack at the Shufat checkpoint”., an Israeli checkpoint located near a Palestinian refugee camp in East Jerusalem, the Israeli military said in a brief statement. Two Israelis, including a soldier who was killed in the attack, were seriously injured by the bombs. A third person, whose nationality was not specified, was also attacked “Splits”According to Megan David Adom (Mada), Israeli Red Cross.
In a statement issued by the police media spokesperson, A “Terrorist shoots and critically injures two Israelis” At an Israeli checkpoint near the Shufat Palestinian refugee camp. According to Megan David Adom, those injured by the bullets were in their twenties and were taken to a hospital in Jerusalem. “It’s a woman in critical condition and a man in critical condition.”, according to the same source. A journalist from Agence France-Presse (AFP) saw a woman in a security forces uniform being treated in an ambulance. The Israeli military did not identify the soldier killed early Sunday, but indicated that his family had been notified of the death.
Police are currently searching for the fugitive. A helicopter and special forces are assisting in the search at the scene of the attack, police said. Police cordoned off the area. Dozens of officers were stationed around the checkpoint and inside the refugee camp. An AFP reporter also noted that security measures have been stepped up when entering and exiting Jerusalem.
A murderous attack in Jenin
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has condemned this “Major terrorist attack” It occurs during the Jewish holidays. “Terror will not win, we are strong in this difficult evening”, Mr. Lapid said in a statement. Earlier on Saturday, two Palestinian youths were shot dead in a fresh Israeli military attack in Jenin, a stronghold of Palestinian militias in the northern West Bank, where the Israeli army has occupied parts of East Jerusalem since 1967.
Faced with this violence in the West Bank, a Palestinian territory occupied by Israel for more than 50 years, Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority has called on the US. “Increase pressure on Israel to end its all-out war against the Palestinian people”. Islamic Jihad, the most influential Palestinian armed Islamist movement in the Jenin region, presented the two young men as such. “His Martyrs”. Israel’s military says it has carried out a raid in Jenin to arrest a 25-year-old Palestinian suspected of being a member of Islamic Jihad.
Since a wave of anti-Israeli attacks began in March that killed 21 people, the Israeli military has stepped up operations in the occupied West Bank, particularly in the Jenin and Nablus areas. The attacks, often interspersed with clashes with local residents, have killed more than a hundred people on the Palestinian side, the highest number in the West Bank in nearly seven years, according to the UN. “I am concerned by the deteriorating security situation in the occupied West Bank, including the escalation of armed clashes between Palestinians and Palestinian security forces.” and in East Jerusalem, the UN Office for the Middle East. Ambassador Tor Wennesland made the comments on Saturday evening.
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