Thursday, 19 November 2015

2 Israelis, 1 Palestinian killed in Gush Etzion shooting attack

Two Israelis and a Palestinian were killed and at least seven injured in a shooting attack in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc on Thursday, hours after two Israelis were killed in a stabbing attack in Tel Aviv, Israeli police said.

A Palestinian suspect reportedly opened fire from a vehicle, injuring at least 10 Israelis, including two seriously, Israeli police said.

Police later reported that two Israelis had died and a Palestinian bystander was also killed.

Israeli media said that after the initial shooting the suspect continued driving and rammed into another vehicle, opening fire again before being shot.

Initial reports said the suspect was killed at the scene, with later reports confirming two suspects were arrested by Israeli forces.

A spokesperson from the Israeli emergency services, Magen David Adom, said medics were responding at the scene of the "shooting incident," without providing further details.

Just hours before the incident, two Israelis were killed and two others injured in a stabbing attack in southern Tel Aviv. more

2 Israelis killed, 2 injured in Tel Aviv stabbing attack

Two Israelis were killed and two injured Thursday in a stabbing attack in southern Tel Aviv, according to Israeli police and medics.

Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said that a stabbing attack took place inside of the Panorama building on Ben Tsavi street in the city, leaving a 20-year-old Israeli dead at the scene.

An Israeli who was critically injured died shortly after in Tel Aviv’s Ichelov hospital, al-Samri said.

Two others were moderately wounded in the attack, according to Israeli emergency services Magen David Adom.

Israeli police said the suspect attempted to enter a synagogue inside the building but was stopped by civilians.

Two different suspects are believed to have stabbed the Israelis, one of whom was a Palestinian from Dura who was captured by Israeli civilians, the police spokesperson said. more

Israeli forces raid Bethlehem-area refugee camp, injure 2

Israeli forces on Thursday shot and injured two young Palestinian men in Duheisha refugee camp south of Bethlehem during a dawn arrest raid, locals said.

Locals told Ma’an that large numbers of Israeli soldiers stormed the southern West Bank camp ransacking more than 20 homes before detaining 22-year-old Muhammad Nidal Abu Akar.

In response to the incursion, young men and teenagers living in the camp hurled stones and improvised explosive devices at the soldiers who deployed heavily in the streets and on rooftops of buildings.

Israeli soldiers showered the camp and the main street leading to Bethlehem with tear gas and fired live ammunition at the protesters, hitting two in the feet, according to locals.

Witnesses told Ma’an that Israeli soldiers also fired gunshots at security guards of an UNRWA-affiliated school near the main road.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that Israeli forces entered the camp to make an arrest when dozens of residents attacked the soldiers with rocks and firebombs. more