The Israeli army went “offensive” after two deadly attacks carried out in Tel Aviv over the past two weeks by Palestinians from the Jenin region.
Israeli soldiers conducted a series of operations in the West Bank on Sunday, in which three Palestinians were killed in separate incidents.
Israeli forces, which limited access to the Jenin area this weekend, said they seized weapons stolen from Israel and arrested about 20 people in these operations, injuring more than -about 10, according to the Palestinian ministry of Health.
In the evening, the situation in Jenin remained tense, local sources said, reporting gunfire from the Israeli army the day after an army operation that killed one, a fighter from Islamic Jihad, the main Islamist movement. , armed after Hamas.
The Israeli army said it fired on a vehicle in which the two brothers of the author of the last attack in Tel Aviv were traveling. An Israeli security source also told AFP that security forces had asked the culprit’s father to surrender, threatening to raid the camp if he did not comply.
For his part, the spokesman of the armed factions in Jenin, Abou Mouadh, said in a statement that the camp was in state of emergency and called on local warriors to a general mobilization sa to deal with an invasion Israeli forces.
Local mosques called on people to stay home, avoid walking the streets of this densely populated camp and not take pictures of the warriors.
The State of Israel continues the offensive […] and will do whatever is necessary to defeat terrorism. We will fix accounts on all those linked, directly or indirectly, to the deadly attacks that have hit Israel in recent weeks.said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday.
The government also authorized an investment of 360 million shekels (more than 135 million Canadian dollars) to extend by 40 km the security barrier that separates Israel from part of the Palestinian territories built during the Second Intifada, an uprising. of the Palestinians in ancient times. 2000s.
Nearly 20 years ago to this day, after deadly anti-Israeli attacks, the Israeli army launched a major offensive in Jenin in which 53 Palestinians, more than half civilians, and 23 Israeli soldiers killed in ten days of intense fighting.
Changed violence in the Middle East
Elsewhere in the West Bank, near Bethlehem, a 40-year-old widow and mother of six makes her way down the street suspicious towards the soldiers on the other side warnings died of his wounds caused by gunfire from Israeli soldiers, the army and the Palestinian Ministry of Health said.
It’s late, at Al Khader, near Bethlehem, the Israeli army told AFP it was firing on a Palestinian who threw a Molotov cocktail on a busy road. The young man, Mohammed Ghnaim, 21, was dead, the Palestinian Ministry of Health and local sources confirmed.
And in Hebron, in the southern West Bank, Israeli police said they shot a Palestinian woman who was stabbed and wounded. barely an officer in the middle of its powder vessel.
Since March 22, Israel has been hit by four attacks, the first two carried out by Israeli Arabs associated with the jihadist organization Islamic State (IS) and the last two by Palestinians from the Jenin area. These attacks resulted in a total of 14 deaths.
According to an AFP tally, thirteen Palestinians, including assailants, have been killed in violence since that date.
The latest attack in Israel, on Thursday, claimed the lives of three Israelis – Eitam Megini and Tomer Morad, childhood friends in their twenties, and Barak Lufan, a father of three aged 35. years – in right in the heart of the metropolis, Tel Aviv.
Thousands of Israelis gathered on Sunday to attend the funeral of the three men, which took place in the city of Kfar Saba (center) and at Kibbutz Ginosar (north).
You showed up to me yesterday in a dream telling me it was all a joke. I believed you and then I woke upsaid Tomer Morad’s girlfriend Ariel Weinblat, in his funeral prayer. I love you, my heart is bleedinghe added.
This is a difficult daysaid Prime Minister Bennett of the funeral, reiterating on Sunday that he had given carte blanche to the armed forces in war on terrorism.
On Sunday night, demonstrations took place in various areas of the West Bank in support of the citizens of Jenin.