An Israeli soldier killed in Jerusalem, two Palestinians in Jenin

An Israeli soldier was killed in an armed attack on Saturday night in East Jerusalem, hours after the death of two Palestinian teenagers in an Israeli incursion into the occupied West Bank, a sign of an increase in violence that “alarm” the ONU.

The search continued on Sunday to find the main suspect, who went on the run, police said, adding that a helicopter and special forces are involved in the operation. Three Palestinians suspected of involvement in the attack have been arrested, he said.

Soldier Noa Lazar, 18, who served in the military police, “succumbed to serious injuries inflicted during an armed attack on the Chouafat checkpoint“, a Palestinian refugee camp in East Jerusalem, occupied and annexed by Israel, the Israeli army said in a press release. Another 30-year-old Israeli man was shot and seriously injured in the head in the attack and taken to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, the facility said. Two border policemen were slightly injured by “fragments“, according to the police.

The area was cordoned off by police. Dozens of officers were deployed around the Israeli checkpoint and inside the refugee camp. Security measures have been tightened at entry and exit points in East Jerusalem, a Palestinian sector occupied by Israel since 1967, an AFP journalist said.

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid promised on Sundayto bring to justice those responsible for this heinous crimewhich occurs during the Jewish holiday season. “Terrorism will not win, we are strong despite this difficult afternoon“, he said in a press release.

Deadly raid on Jenin

I am alarmed by the deteriorating security situation and the escalation of armed clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in the West Bank.and in East Jerusalem, UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland said Saturday night. 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, Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 by the Israeli army.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the dead as Ahmad Daraghmeh, 16, and Mahmoud al-Sousse, 18. Eleven other Palestinians were injured. In the face of violence in the West Bank, Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority called on the United States to “increase pressure on Israel to end its all-out war against the Palestinian people“. Israeli operationswill lead to an explosion and a point of no return, with devastating consequences for all“, warned Nabil Abou Roudeina, spokesman for President Abbas.

Islamic Jihad, an influential Palestinian armed movement in the Jenin area, described the two teenagers as “their 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. After the deadly attacks in Israel last March and April, the Israeli army stepped up operations in the West Bank, especially in the Jenin and Nablus areas.

These incursions, often interspersed with clashes with the Palestinian population, left more than a hundred dead on the Palestinian side, the highest number of victims in the West Bank in almost seven years, according to Tor Wennesland.

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