Palestinian kills Israeli soldier in Jerusalem

A Palestinian shot a An Israeli military checkpoint in East Jerusalem The Israeli authorities said that an Israeli female soldier was killed on Saturday night and three others were wounded.

The attack came hours after two Palestinian boys were killed during an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank.

This is the latest bloodshed in the bloodiest round of fighting in the region in seven years. It also came less than 24 hours before Israel began celebrating the week-long Throne Day, the time when tens of thousands of Jews visit the holy city.

The shooting took place on Saturday night at a checkpoint near the Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem. Police said the attacker got out of a car and opened fire, seriously injuring the soldier and a security guard before running to the camp. The army announced in the early hours of Sunday morning the death of the 19-year-old woman.

Police said two members of the paramilitary Border Police unit were wounded by shrapnel.

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Israeli security forces patrol near the site of a shooting attack near the Shuafat refugee camp in Jerusalem, Saturday, October 8, 2022.

Israeli security forces patrol near the site of a shooting attack near the Shuafat refugee camp in Jerusalem, Saturday, October 8, 2022.
(AP Photo/Mahmoud Elyan)

Police said they are searching for the attacker, with special forces and a helicopter participating in the search. Police said in the early hours of Sunday morning that they had arrested a person on suspicion of involvement in the attack, but that the chase was continuing.

“Our hearts tonight are with the wounded and their families,” Prime Minister Yair Lapid said. “Terror will not defeat us. We are also strong on this difficult evening.”

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Israel occupied East Jerusalem in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed the area in a move not recognized internationally. The entire city, including East Jerusalem, home to the city’s most important holy sites, is considered to be its capital. The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

Israel has already carried out daily raids of arrests in the occupied West Bank since a series of bloody Palestinian attacks inside Israel. Most of the military operations were concentrated in the cities of Jenin and Nablus in the northern West Bank.

Earlier on Saturday, the Israeli army shot and killed two Palestinian youths during an arrest raid in Jenin refugee camp, the site of frequent clashes between Israeli forces, local gunmen and residents. The camp is known as a stronghold of Palestinian militants.

Palestinian gunmen carry the body of Mahmoud Al-Sous, covered with the flag of the Islamic Jihad movement, during his funeral in the West Bank city of Jenin, Saturday, October 8, 2022.

Palestinian gunmen carry the body of Mahmoud Al-Sous, covered with the flag of the Islamic Jihad movement, during his funeral in the West Bank city of Jenin, Saturday, October 8, 2022.
(AP Photo/Majdi Mohamed)

Palestinian officials said soldiers entered the camp Early on Saturday the house was surrounded. An exchange of fire was heard in videos spread on social media. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that two people were killed and 11 wounded, three of them in critical condition.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health named the two dead as Mahmoud Al-Sous, 18, and Ahmed Daraghmeh, 16.

The Israeli military said it had arrested a 25-year-old activist from the Islamic Jihad movement whom Israel had previously imprisoned. She added that the man was recently involved in shooting at Israeli soldiers.

2 Palestinians killed by the Israeli army in the West Bank

It added that the soldiers opened fire during the raid when dozens of Palestinians threw explosives and shot at them.

Just before noon, the occupation forces withdrew from the area.

The killing occurred a day after two Palestinian teenagers, aged 14 and 17, were killed by Israeli fire in separate incidents elsewhere in the occupied West Bank. Rights groups accuse Israeli forces of using excessive force in their dealings with Palestinians without accountability. The Israeli army says so Opens fire only in life-threatening situations.

Map of Israel and Palestinian territories.

Map of Israel and Palestinian territories.
(AP Photo)

Israel says it is compelled to act because Palestinian security forces, which are coordinating with the military in a tense alliance against Islamist militants, are unable or unwilling to crack down. Palestinian security forces say the military raids have undermined their credibility and public support, especially in the absence of any political process. The last round of substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks ended in 2009.

Israel said most of the dead were militants. But local youths protested the incursions, as well as some civilians killed in the violence. Hundreds have been arrested, and many are placed in so-called administrative detention, allowing Israel to detain them without trial or charge. More than 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting this year.

The violence is also fueling growing disappointment and anger among Palestinian youth over tight security coordination between Israel and the internationally backed Palestinian Authority, which is working together to arrest the activists.

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UN Middle East Envoy Tor Wencesland He said he was concerned about the escalation of the bloodshed. “The escalating violence in the occupied West Bank is fueling a climate of fear, hatred and anger,” he said in a statement, calling on the parties to reduce tension and take steps towards reviving the political process.

Israel occupied the West Bank in the 1967 war, and 500,000 Jewish settlers now live in about 130 settlements and other outposts among nearly 3 million Palestinians. The Palestinians want that land, along with East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, for their future state.

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