Israeli forces raided Bethlehem and arrested the suspected gunman and two others after a capturing assault close to a checkpoint.
A Palestinian gunman opened hearth on a automotive within the occupied West Financial institution, wounding three Israelis, together with two ladies, Israeli authorities mentioned. The suspect fled the scene of the capturing, however he was later captured.
In a press release, the military mentioned the automotive got here underneath hearth from a car near the Tekoa checkpoint, close to the town of Bethlehem on Sunday.
In response to Israel’s Magen David Adom rescue service, a 35-year-old man wounded within the capturing was in critical however steady situation. His daughters, aged 9 and 14, have been flippantly wounded by flying particles. The household lives within the occupied West Financial institution settlement of Nokdim, in line with Israeli media stories.
Israeli forces raided Bethlehem and apprehended the suspected gunman and two different suspects. In addition they seized the suspected gunman’s automotive, which contained an M16 assault rifle in it.
At the least 15 Palestinians have been injured within the raid, native media reported. Haitham Al-Hadri, director of Beit Jala Governmental Hospital, informed native information company Maan that the wounded who arrived on the hospital all had minor accidents.
A number of Palestinian political factions mentioned the capturing represents “the pure response to the [Israeli] occupation’s crimes and an affirmation of the continuation of the confrontation”.
In a press launch, the Common Resistance Committees mentioned the assault was a pure Palestinian response to the “crimes of the Zionist enemy in opposition to our individuals, our land, and our sanctities”.
Israeli settlements within the West Financial institution are thought of unlawful underneath worldwide legislation, however Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his far-right authorities have promised there can be no let-up in settlement development.
Tensions have soared throughout the occupied West Financial institution in current months amid near-nightly Israeli raids into Palestinian cities, sparking the worst preventing between Israel and the Palestinians within the West Financial institution in practically 20 years.
Practically 195 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces because the begin of this yr, in line with the Palestinian well being ministry. At the least 27 Israelis have been killed in separate assaults throughout the identical interval.