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One Israeli Killed, Two Others Injured In Western Bank Shooting Attack

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One Israeli Killed, Two Others Injured In Western Bank Shooting Attack

Israeli forces cross a street during clashes with Palestinian protestors at Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, on December 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

In the morning of March 17, one Israeli was killed and two others were injured in two shooting attacks in the Israeli-held part of the Palestinian Western Bank.

Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the attack began at around 9:45 a.m. near the Ariel Junction, where a gunman assaulted a soldier with a knife and managed to gain control of his weapon. The gunman went on to open fire at two cars injuring a civilian than hijacked a third car and fled the area.

Later, the attacker went to the nearby Gitai Junction, where he shot at an Israeli soldier standing at a hitchhiking post, injuring him.

The attacker drove to the nearby Palestinian village of Burqin after carrying out the second attack. Reinforcements of the Shin Bet security service and the Israel Police were deployed around the village, where a manhunt is ongoing.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said that the attacker appears to be a Palestinian. However, he stressed that it’s unclear whether the suspect was affiliated with any groups or if he was acting alone.

In his first comment on the incident, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the attackers will be apprehended and brought to justice.

“I am sending my support to the IDF [Israeli Defense Forces], Shin Bet and security services chasing the terrorists,” Netanyahu said at the opening of the weekly cabinet meeting, according to the Jerusalem Post.

The attack will likely raise the already high tension between Israel the Palestinian parties. Just a few days ago, the Israeli military struck 100 targets inside the Palestinian Gaza Strip after the launch of two rockets at Tel Aviv.

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  • verner

    whatever the situation the squatters are always to blame since they have no right to be where they were.

  • alejandro casalegno

    The Fedayeen is a dead man……….him will die………….but Palestine will live!!!!.

  • verner

    A map claiming to illustrate the Palestinian ‘loss of land’ since 1946

  • Saddam Hussein

    Hopefully all of Palestine will be free in our lifetime, from the river to the sea.

  • occupybacon

    “Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said that the attacker appears to be a Palestinian” that means he was an undercover Israelite :)

  • LR captain

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the attackers will be apprehended and brought to justice. – they want him alive

    so lets say that Israeli forces find the guy but need to catch him. When they go to get him the and he blows himself up while getting tackled. killing another two Israeli soldiers. while not being apprehended and not being brought to justice, but rather going as martyr. love to see netyahoo’s popularity plummet.

  • iosongasingsing

    Benny Gantz, Israel’s premier candidate: The numbers of terrorists killed in Palestine, 1364, are pitted in his election campaign video. The 267 unarmed Palestinians killed in Gaza in a year’s return march are not included, while the number of wounded has arrived at 14.673. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0bcf1e3817d88a543029eb2a26edc73768720e260ad60e0a20da4495fdd74cda.jpg

  • RichardD

    Jews are an invasive parasitical disease. Judaism should be outlawed and made extinct for the betterment of our planet and humanity.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Zionist brutality against the Palestinians will only create a more determined resistance. It is time the Palestinians get rid of the Shin Beth created Palestinian Authority and the demented corrupt Mahmoud Abbas and cooperate with Hezbollah and the Axis of Resistance. Time and demographics favor the resistance if they unite and inflict severe cost on the Zionist cowards.

  • verner

    a) the squatters on the west bank are there to further the squatters lebensraum-program or with other words – to steal more land and make the palestinians homeless. a practice that must be stopped.

    another point that needs to be addressed urgently, is the idea that israel is going to sell the natural gas found in the sea outside what is palestine. the squatters are now sketching on selling this to europe via italy (they wouldn’t trust turkey to host the pipeline, so its italy) but the most important thing is that the gas belongs to palestine and the squatters must be stopped from developing the gas-find. it should be possible to have united nations general assembly vote on the issue and the outcome is a certainty -the gas will belong to palestine and any proceeds from its sale should be credited palestine.