Palestinian gunmen killed in a raid by Israeli forces

Illustrative. IDF soldiers operating in the West Bank Palestinian town of Silat al-Harithiya, December 20, 2021. (Israel Defense Forces)

According to the Israeli military, Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian who opened fire on them during an arrest operation in the West Bank city of Nablus early Thursday.

The military was conducting an operation to apprehend a wanted suspect when armed men opened fire on the forces. According to the report, authorities killed one of the gunmen. The military stated that no soldiers were hurt, and the perpetrator was apprehended.

According to the official Palestinian news agency, Wafa, the guy was named Bakir Muhammad Musa Hashash, 21, and was gravely injured before succumbing to his injuries following battles with the soldiers.

The incident comes amid a recent uptick in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Last month, a Palestinian gunman opened fire on a car carrying Jewish seminary students near a West Bank settlement outpost. Yehuda Dimentman, 25, was killed, and two others were injured near Homesh, which the Israeli government considers unlawful.

Additionally, a Palestinian terrorist attacked and critically injured an ultra-Orthodox Jew near Jerusalem's Old City. And barely over a week before that, a Hamas militant opened fire on an Israeli man in the Old City.

Simultaneously, settler violence against Palestinians has increased, most notably in the northern West Bank.

Israel took East Jerusalem and the West Bank during the 1967 Middle East war, and the territories presently contain more than 700,000 Israeli residents. The overwhelming majority of the international community views Israeli settlements as illegitimate impediments to peace.

The Palestinians demand east Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, from which Israel withdrew in 2005 as components of a future independent state.

Publish : 2022-01-06 17:13:00

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