Al-Jazeera correspondent reported on Saturday afternoon that the Israeli police are conducting searches for a car whose driver is suspected of trying to carry out a vehicular attack on Jaffa Street in West Jerusalem, adding that the Israeli ambulance did not report any injuries.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced that two young men were wounded by Israeli gunfire near the town of Burqin, southwest of Jenin in the West Bank.

It added that one of the young men was shot in the back and described as moderately ill, while another was shot in the foot and lightly wounded.

The Israeli occupation forces also intensified their military measures at Tayasir and Hamra checkpoints, stopped citizens' vehicles heading to the Jordan Valley, searched them and checked their identity cards, creating a suffocating traffic crisis at the checkpoints.

The Israeli occupation forces have completely closed the checkpoints intermittently since Friday, following the killing of two settlements and the injury of a third by gunfire in the Jordan Valley in the northeast of the occupied West Bank.

Run over in Tel Aviv

On Friday, Israeli authorities announced that one person was killed and five others were injured in a car ramming attack in Tel Aviv.

The Israeli authorities said that the dead in the Tel Aviv operation is an Italian tourist, while the Israeli ambulance stated that all the victims of the Tel Aviv operation are tourists, but pointed out that the Italian dead man died by bullets and not by the vehicular operation, stressing that the perpetrator did not fire any bullet.

The Israeli security services announced that Yousef Abu Jaber, from the town of Kafr Qasim in the south of the Triangle area inside the Green Line, was the perpetrator of the vehicular attack that took place in the Tel Aviv Corniche area.

Israeli authorities said the dead in the Tel Aviv attack was an Italian tourist (Getty Images)

According to the Israel Police, the 45-year-old perpetrator has no security record. She said he used his family's car to carry out the operation.

Israeli police said the attacker deliberately ran over a group of pedestrians with a car before his car overturned, swerving and climbing onto the sidewalk, running over a group of pedestrians and then overturning.

The police also confirmed that a police officer rushed to the scene to help, and noticed that the driver of the car tried to get out and display a weapon in his possession, so he hurried and shot and killed him.

Images broadcast by Israeli media showed the moment the Israeli police officer shot the suspect in the vehicular attack in Tel Aviv.


After the Tel Aviv attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the mobilization of more police and army reserves.

A statement from Netanyahu's office said: "The prime minister instructed the Israel Police to mobilize all reserve border police units and ordered the IDF to mobilize additional forces to counter the attacks.

Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the mobilization of more police and army reserves (Reuters)

The Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported that the commander of the border guard forces ordered the recall of 4 units in addition to 6 units currently operating.

The correspondent of Al Jazeera reported that Netanyahu held during the past hours a number of security meetings with the leaders of the security services in view of the state of major security escalation after the Tel Aviv and Jordan Valley operations.

Palestinian resistance factions said the attacks were in response to Israel's crimes against Al-Aqsa Mosque and Palestinians (Reuters)


On Friday evening, Palestinian factions considered that the Tel Aviv attack was a response to Israel's crimes against Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Palestinians.

It called on the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) to continue all forms of resistance "in defense of our land and our exclusion and to thwart all occupation projects."

In the first comment on the operation, the movement's spokesman, Abdul Latif al-Qanou, said that the Tel Aviv operation demonstrates the ability of the resistance and its youth to strike the occupation, stressing that the operations to respond to the crimes of the occupation in Al-Aqsa are escalating and will not stop until the arrogance of the occupation is broken.

Israeli forces imposed a security cordon at entrances and exits in Jericho and Nablus (Reuters)

Islamic Jihad said, "We bless the Tel Aviv operation, and we affirm that it is a legitimate response to the crimes of the occupation and its attacks on our people and holy sites."

The Popular Resistance Committees saw the Tel Aviv operation as "a strong blow to Israeli security, and confirmation that revenge for Al-Aqsa has not and will not end."

For its part, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine said the operation "comes in response to the crimes of the occupation in Al-Aqsa Mosque and the aggression on the Gaza Strip."

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said that the Tel Aviv operation was a natural response to the crimes of the occupation and its repeated attacks and incursions into Al-Aqsa.

In international reactions, European Union foreign policy and security chief Josep Borrell on Saturday condemned the "escalation of violence" in the occupied West Bank and Israel, and urged all parties to show restraint and calm during the current holiday period.

The US State Department strongly condemned what it called "terrorist attacks" in the West Bank and Tel Aviv. The United States stands with the Government and people of Israel, is in close contact with its Israeli partners, and reaffirms its enduring commitment to their security.