Palestinian gunman wounds 2 in Jerusalem, a day after 7 were killed. On Friday, a Palestinian gunman killed at least seven people in a Jewish settlement with a large ultra-Orthodox population in east Jerusalem, including a 70-year-old woman.
A Palestinian attacker in his teenage years opened fire. And wounded two people in East Jerusalem on Saturday, officials said, a day. After another attacker killed seven outside a synagogue in the city’s deadliest attack since 2008.
A father and son, aged 47 and 23, were wounded by gunmen in Silwan.
A Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem near the historic Old City, paramedics said. Both wery conscious and in moderate to critical condition at the hospital, the doctors added.
Police said they shot and overpowered the 13-year-old attacker, wounding him. He was taken to a hospital, they said, and there was no further word on his condition. The video shows police carrying an injured youth, wearing nothing. But his underwear, away from the scene and on a stretcher.
Authorities taped off roads and swarmed the area as emergency vehicles. And security forces helicopters hovered overhead.
Saturday’s events — a day before U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken arrived in the region. Raised the prospect of larger fires in one of the bloodiest months in years for Israel. And the occupied West Bank. On Friday, a Palestinian gunman killed at least seven people. Including a 70-year-old woman, in a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem. An area occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed in a move not recognized .
The attacks are a key test for Israel’s new far-right government. Its firebrand minister of national security. Itamar Ben-Gavir, has presented himself as a defender of law. And order and has made headlines for promising to take stronger action against the Palestinians.
The Israeli army said it deployed another battalion to the West Bank on Saturday. Adding several hundred troops to an already high-alert presence in the occupied territories.
Prime Minister Benjamin said he would convene his security cabinet on Saturday night. At the end of the Sabbath, to discuss a further response to the attack near the synagogue. Security forces launched a crackdown early Saturday morning. Entering the neighborhood of the 21-year-old Palestinian gunman. Who was shot dead at the scene. Police arrested 42 of his family members. And neighbors for questioning in the At-Tur neighborhood of East Jerusalem.
Police Chief Kobi Shabtai has moved a force like a S.W.A.T. In the city. The party and the police have formed forces, ordering them to work in 12-hour shifts. He urged the public to call a hotline if they see anything suspicious.
Earlier Friday’s attack, which occurred as residents were observing the Jewish Sabbath. A day after an Israeli military operation killed nine Palestinians in the West Bank. That prompted a rocket barrage from Gaza and retaliatory Israeli airstrikes.
Although calm has appeared between Israel and Gaza militants after a limited exchange of fire. Tensions continue to rise in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
Thursday’s operation, the deadliest single incursion into the West Bank since 2002, followed. A particularly bloody month in which at least 30 Palestinians — militants. And civilians — were killed in clashes with Israelis in the West Bank. According to an Associated Press report.
Israel says most of the dead are militants.
Israel says its operations are aimed at destroying militant networks and thwarting attacks. The Palestinians say they have imposed Israel’s 55-year, open occupation of the West Bank. Which it captured along with East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip in the 1967 Middle East war. The Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state. And much of the world considers it occupied. Israel claims it as its unified, sovereign capital.
Home to archaeological ruins and temples of the three main monotheistic religions. The contested capital has been a focus of tension between Israelis and Palestinians for years.
Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem hold permanent residency status. Allowing them to work and move throughout Israel. The right of house can be taken away if a Palestinian is found to be living outside the city. An extended period of time or under certain security conditions.
Although their standard of living is generally better than that of the West Bank and Gaza. Palestinian residents of Jerusalem receive a fraction of the services of Jewish residents. They complain of home demolitions and the near-impossibility of obtaining Israeli building permits.