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 deaths of two Palestinian teenagers in an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank, a sign of a surge in violence that “alarmThe UN.

On Sunday, searches continued to find the main suspect on the run, police said, adding that a helicopter and special forces are taking part in the operation. Three Palestinians suspected of involvement in the attack were arrested, he said.

Private Noa Lazar, 18, who served in the military police, “succumbed to severe 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 was taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital, the facility said. Two border police officers were slightly injured by “fragments“, According to the police.

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

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid promised on Sundayto bring those responsible for this heinous crime to justicewhich occurs on Jewish holidays. “Terrorism will not win, we are strong despite this difficult evening“He said in a statement.

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, the United Nations envoy for the Middle East, Tor Wennesland, commented late Saturday evening. On 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 by the Israeli army since 1967.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the dead as Ahmad Daraghmeh, 16, and Mahmoud al-Sousse, 18. Another eleven Palestinians were injured. Faced with violence in the West Bank, Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority has called on the United States to “increase pressure on Israel to end its all-out war against the Palestinian people“Israeli operationsit will 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 “his martyrs“The Israeli army said it had carried out a raid on Jenin to arrest a 25-year-old Palestinian suspected of being a member of Islamic Jihad and shooting soldiers. After the deadly attacks in Israel last March and April, the he Israeli army has intensified operations in the West Bank, especially in the areas of Jenin and Nablus.

According to Tor Wennesland, these raids, often interspersed with clashes with the Palestinian population, have resulted in more than 100 Palestinian deaths, the heaviest toll in the West Bank in nearly seven years.

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