Less than 14 hours later, Jerusalem returned to a terrorist attack. A 13-year-old Palestinian, in the mixed Silwan neighborhood of the city, opened fire on a group of Israelis in a street not far from the Western Wall and on a full Shabbat, wounding two of them, a father and his son. Israel raised the state of alert across the country, with more troops deployed to the West Bank (3 battalions) and a police garrison in public spaces in the country. Our reaction – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said when he opened the Defense Council meeting in Tel Aviv – will be forceful, swift and precise. “We will close and demolish terrorists’ homes in an accelerated process,” he said, confirming the new provisions. He concluded by saying, “We do not want an escalation, but we are ready for any new scenario.” Extending permits to carry weapons and taking tougher action against families and friends of terrorists are also being discussed. The bomber is called this morning, according to Kan, Muhammad Aliyat, and he is originally from Silwan, and according to the police reconstruction, and as it appeared in a video clip of a surveillance camera that was published on social media, he waited, hiding among the cars that passed a group of Israelis in one of the streets of the neighborhood. . Then he raised his revolver and opened fire. The group dispersed, and then the two Israelis—one of whom was wounded, an off-duty soldier—reacted by shooting the attacker. It is being transplanted now in the hospital. The new attack, in response to the Israeli raid in Jenin that killed 9 Palestinians, exacerbates the tension that is still high after the Palestinian attack that took place yesterday evening, at the beginning of Saturday, which claimed the lives of seven Israelis twice near a synagogue in Neve. Jacob, an Orthodox neighborhood northeast of Jerusalem. Also among the victims was a married couple, Eli and Natalie Mizrahi, who took to the streets to help the first wounded, not realizing that the detonator was still operational. Among the dead was – as announced by President Volodymyr Zelensky – a Ukrainian woman living in Israel for work. There is also a 14-year-old. The bombing sparked international outrage.
Moscow called on the parties to “maximum restraint”, while the European Union described itself as “shocked by the attack”, stressing, referring to Israeli operations in the West Bank, that “lethal force should only be used as a measure of last resort”. Asylum, when there is no escape from the protection of life.” In the hours following last night’s attack, the police arrested 42 people, all residents of the Al-Tur neighborhood in East Jerusalem, from which the perpetrator, Alkam Khairi (21 years old), hails from. Among the detainees were relatives of this Hamas and Islamic Jihad justified the double attack on Jerusalem with the events of Jenin in the West Bank, where 9 Palestinians were killed in armed clashes during a military operation to combat terrorism.The Palestinian leadership headed by Abu Mazen blamed Israel for “full responsibility for the dangerous escalation on the ground” and said it would continue. Implementation of the decisions taken,” including ending security coordination with the Jewish state. Then, in light of the arrival of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to the region at the beginning of the week, he warned “the occupation government against continuing this approach that will lead to further deterioration that threatens the security of the entire region.” .”. Israeli President Isaac Herzog called on his citizens to “beyond the opposition” to “preserve unity.” Protests against judicial system reform by the Netanyahu government in Tel Aviv, Haifa, Beersheba and even Jerusalem were opened with a “minute of silence” in memory of the victims of the attacks.
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