An Israeli soldier killed in East Jerusalem, two Palestinians in Jenin

Another bloody day in the Middle East. An Israeli soldier was killed in an armed attack on Saturday night, October 8, in East Jerusalem, and two Palestinian teenagers that same day in an Israeli incursion into the occupied West Bank, new evidence of an increase in violence that ” alarm “ the ONU

“Overnight, an Israeli soldier died from serious injuries sustained in an armed attack at the Shuafat checkpoint”, an Israeli checkpoint located near a Palestinian refugee camp in East Jerusalem, the Israeli military said in a brief statement. Two Israelis, including the dead soldier, were seriously injured by bullets during this attack. And a third person, whose nationality was not specified, was run over by “splinters”according to the Magen David Adom (Mada), the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross.

A police spokesman said in a statement that a “Terrorist shot two Israelis, seriously wounding them” at an Israeli checkpoint near the Shuafat Palestinian refugee camp. According to the Magen David Adom, the gunshot wounded are in their 20s and were taken to a hospital in Jerusalem. “She is a woman in critical condition and a man in serious condition”, according to the same source. And an Agence France-Presse (AFP) journalist saw a woman dressed in a security forces uniform receiving treatment in an ambulance. The Israeli army did not specify the identity of the soldier killed early Sunday, but said his family had been notified of the death.

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“Police are currently looking for a hit-and-run suspect.” the scene of the attack, police said, adding that a helicopter and special forces are assisting in the pursuit. The area was cordoned off by police. Dozens of officers were deployed around the checkpoint and inside the refugee camp. And an AFP journalist also noted that security measures had been tightened when entering and leaving Jerusalem.

Assassin raid on Jenin

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid denounced this “serious terrorist attack” which occurs during the Jewish holiday season. “Terrorism will not win, we are strong even on this difficult afternoon”Lapid said in a statement. Early Saturday, two Palestinian teenagers were shot dead in a new Israeli army raid on Jenin, a stronghold of Palestinian armed factions in the northern West Bank, territory occupied, like East Jerusalem, since 1967 by the Israeli army.

Faced with this violence in the West Bank, a Palestinian territory occupied by Israel for more than 50 years, Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority called on the United States to “increase the pressure on Israel to end its all-out war against the Palestinian people”. Islamic Jihad, a very influential Palestinian armed Islamist movement in the Jenin area, presented the two teenagers as “his martyrs”. The Israeli army said it carried out a raid in Jenin to arrest a 25-year-old Palestinian suspected of being a member of Islamic Jihad and of shooting at soldiers.

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Since the start of a wave of anti-Israeli attacks in March that left 21 dead, the Israeli army has stepped up operations in the occupied West Bank, particularly in the Jenin and Nablus areas. These raids, often interspersed with clashes with the local population, left more than a hundred people dead on the Palestinian side, the highest number of victims in the West Bank in almost seven years, according to the UN. “I am alarmed by the deteriorating security situation, including the increase in armed clashes between Palestinians and Palestinian security forces in the occupied West Bank” and in East Jerusalem, UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland said Saturday night.

The world with AFP

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