On September 27, a Palestinian gunman attacked a security gate at the Israeli settlement of Har Adar northwest of Jerusalem city. The gunman (37-year-old Nimr Jamal) opened fire on the security gate after approaching it and killed two security guards Youssef Othman and Or Arish (both 25-years-old) before killing Sergeant Solomon Gavria (20-year-old) of the Israeli border police. After that Jamal was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
According to the Israel authorities, Jamal had a work permit in the settlement, and he used to enter it throw the same gate on regular bases. Jamal was armed with a 9mm pistol that was stolen from an Israeli Army camp back in 2003.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem that the Israeli authorities will demolish the house of Jamal’s family. Moreover, the Israeli authorities will suspend the work permits for Jamal’s family members according to Netanyahu.
“While we are still investigating the event and its implications, we can say some things with certainty even now. One: the home of the terrorist will be demolished. Two: the IDF has already cordoned off the village. Three: all work permits for members of the terrorist’s extended family are hereby revoked,” Netanyahu said.
Both Hamas and the Islamic Jihad Movements welcomed and praised Jamal operation. However, Jamal is not linked to any Palestinian group and it was concluded that he planned and carried out the attack by himself.