Conflicts & War

Israeli killed in shooting attack near West Bank settlement

Jerusalem, May 30 (EFE).- An Israeli was shot and killed in a drive-by attack in the West Bank on Tuesday, the military reported.

The victim, a man in his 30s, died after being shot several times while driving his vehicle near the Hermesh settlement in the northern West Bank.

Israeli troops erected roadblocks after the incident and began searching the area for the alleged attackers.

“IDF soldiers are in pursuit of the terrorists and roadblocks have been set up in the area,” the Israeli Defense Forces wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Palestinian militants from Tulkarm, where the Palestinian al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades militant group is operating, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was in revenge for Israeli actions in the area.

Israeli forces carried out a raid earlier on the day at the Nur Shams refugee camp in Tulkarm district to arrest two people suspected of being involved in terror activities, a military spokesperson said.

Palestinian residents threw Molotov cocktails and started firing at Israeli forces who “responded with live ammunition,” the spokesperson added. During the clashes, an Israeli soldier was slightly injured by shrapnel.

The Israel-Palestine situation has been tense for months, with regular Israeli incursions into the West Bank, assaults by Jewish settlers and attacks by Palestinians against Israelis.

On Monday, a Palestinian was killed in clashes that broke out during an Israeli military raid in the hotspot town of Jenin in the West Bank.

So far, 121 Palestinians have been killed this year, mostly militiamen in violent clashes with Israeli troops, but also civilians, including 20 minors.

On the Israeli side, 20 people have been killed, mostly settlers, including three minors. EFE


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