On Wednesday morning, the Israeli occupation army stormed the Palestinian town of Yabad in the northern West Bank, and raided the house of a Palestinian youth who carried out shooting attacks east of Tel Aviv, killing 5 Israelis and wounding 6 others. The occupation forces also carried out a campaign of arrests in the West Bank.

Palestinian news websites stated that a large Israeli force stormed the town of Yabad, southwest of Jenin in the northern West Bank, and raided homes, including the home of the 27-year-old Zia Hamarsheh family, a shooter in the cities of Bnei Brak and Ramat Ghat, near Tel Aviv, before he was martyred at the hands of Israeli forces. Israeli police.

Palestinian media published pictures of Israeli soldiers occupying the home of the Hamarsha family, as well as Israeli military vehicles inside the town of Yabad.

The storming of the Palestinian town came hours after the attack of the Palestinian youth yesterday night, in which 5 were killed. The Israeli police said in a statement today, Wednesday, that two of the five dead were Ukrainians, aged 23 and 32.

The occupation authorities arrested 23 Palestinians in the West Bank after an operation on Tuesday (Anadolu Agency)

The Israeli organization "Zaka" for the diagnosis of victims of accidents and attacks said that the dead in the armed attack were two Jews, one of whom is a rabbi, two Ukrainian citizens, and an Arab policeman.

The Israeli police had said earlier that a preliminary investigation showed that what it called an armed "terrorist" shot civilians on "Hashnaim" Street in the city of Bnei Brak, then moved to Herzl Street and shot others, before the police killed him.

Sequence of events

According to the Israeli police, the Palestinian gunman shot a car driver with a military rifle, killing him, then moved by motorcycle to another nearby location and killed two people inside a small shop, and then got to a third location and killed others, before the Israeli police shot him. .

According to Palestinian media, the attacker was imprisoned in Israeli prisons.

Palestinian and Israeli sources said that the perpetrator was detained for 6 months after being convicted of arms trafficking, and the sources added that his presence in Israel was illegal, even though he was working in the city of Bnei Brak.

No party has yet claimed responsibility for the attack in the two Israeli cities, and Israeli security said that the security alert level was raised in Israeli areas and inside the West Bank after Tuesday's attack.

The operation that took place in the outskirts of Aviv was the second inside the Green Line within 3 days and the third within a week. In these operations, 11 Israelis were killed.


On Sunday evening, two Israeli policemen were killed and five others were wounded in a shooting carried out by two gunmen in the city of Hadera, south of Haifa. Before that, 4 Israelis were killed in a stabbing and run-over attack in Beersheba.

Arrests and attacks

In a related context, the Prisoners Media Center said in a statement that the Israeli army arrested 23 Palestinians, including a girl, from the governorates of Qalqilya, Jenin and Nablus (northern West Bank), Ramallah (central) and Bethlehem (south).

Israeli settlers destroyed about 170 olive trees by chopping them down in the village of Labban, south of Nablus, according to a local source. Ghassan Daghlas, the official in charge of the settlement file in the northern West Bank, said in radio statements that the settlers’ attacks affected at least 80 Palestinian vehicles on Tuesday.

He explained that the attacks were carried out in the streets linking the city of Nablus with cities in the northern West Bank.

The Israeli police pushed thousands of its members into cities and gatherings, and the army deployed additional forces in the West Bank, seam points, and the border area with Gaza, in anticipation of an escalation.

The security cabinet is scheduled to hold a meeting today, Wednesday, to discuss security developments.

For his part, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that Israel is facing a new wave of terrorism, and that the current days are difficult, as he put it.

reactions

In the reactions to the new operation, the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) blessed it, describing it as heroic, and warned the occupation of the consequences of escalating its crimes. The operation also blessed the Islamic Jihad movement, which it considered "a confirmation of the Palestinian insistence on paying the Israeli occupation the price of its aggression and terrorism."

האירוע בשוק מחנה יהודה: ככל הנראה לא מדובר בפיגוע, כוחות גדולים של משטרה במקום.

מסתמן כי שני שב״חים נעצרו תוך כדי ירי ונסיון תקיפת שוטרים.

המשטרה תוציא הבהרה בקרוב@Now14Israel pic.twitter.com/YJS3QWHrDI

— Nati Langermann (@NatiLang32) March 30, 2022

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (the military wing of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement [Fatah]) praised the operation as heroic.

The movement considered the operation a natural response to the crimes of the occupation against the Palestinian people.

On the other hand, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack, and said in a statement that "the killing of Palestinian and Israeli civilians only leads to a further deterioration of the situation," warning against using the attack to launch attacks on the Palestinian people by settlers and others.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also condemned what he described as the "recent terrorist attacks in Israel", in which 11 people were killed, the last of which was on Tuesday near Tel Aviv.

It should be noted that Israeli officials warned of an escalation of attacks during the period leading up to Ramadan this year.

Last year, during the month of Ramadan, night clashes witnessed between Palestinians and the occupation police and settlers. Police raids on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the ban on evening gatherings at one of the doors of the sanctuary contributed to igniting the situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories, which resulted in missile strikes by the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip on Israeli areas. Tel Aviv responded with air strikes on the Strip.

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