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Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian near a settlement in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry reported on Sunday (January 29). Karam Ali Ahmad Salman, 18, was killed by the “Israeli garrison near the settlement of Kedumim,” the ministry said. The Israeli army reported that a “civilian security team” opened fire on a person “armed with a pistol” near the northern West Bank settlement. Follow our life.
Binyamin Netanyahu returns to power in December with the support of far-right and ultra-Orthodox Jewish formations. Since then, tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have risen. This new violence, in fact, comes amid a sudden escalation after the deaths of nine Palestinians, including militants and a man in his 60s, on Thursday in a raid by the Israeli army in Jenin in the West Bank, Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967.
Seven civilians were killed shot dead by a 21-year-old Palestinian near a synagogue on Friday. The attacker was shot. The attack happened during prayers at the beginning of Shabbat around 8:15 p.m. in Neve Yaacov, according to a police press release. It is a neighborhood in East Jerusalem, part of the Holy City annexed by Israel.
A second attack in East Jerusalem According to the Israeli rescue services, two people were injured on Saturday. Police say they have identified and “neutralized” a 13-year-old Palestinian as the attacker. The Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s Red Cross equivalent, said the two victims were a 23-year-old man and a 47-year-old man with “gunshot wounds to the upper body”.
The Israeli executive has announced measures against “terrorist families” in response to both attacks. At the end of a meeting, the Israeli Security Cabinet announced the revocation of social security rights for “families of terrorists who support terrorism”. He also stressed that a bill aimed at revoking “Israeli identity cards” for the same category of families will be discussed in the Council of Ministers on Monday.