An Israeli soldier killed in Jerusalem and two Palestinians in Jenin

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Israeli soldier killed in Jerusalem and two Palestinians in Jenin

Israeli security forces at the scene of the armed attack at a checkpoint in East Jerusalem.

An Israeli soldier was killed in an armed attack on Saturday evening in East Jerusalem and two Palestinian teenagers were killed earlier in the day in an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank, new evidence of an upsurge in violence that “alarms” the population. x27;UN.

Overnight, an Israeli soldier died of serious injuries inflicted in an armed attack at Shuafat checkpoint, an Israeli checkpoint located near a Palestinian refugee camp in East Jerusalem, the Israeli military said in a brief statement.

Two Israelis, including the soldier killed, were seriously injured by bullets during this attack. And a third person, whose nationality was not specified, was hit by shrapnel, according to Magen David Adom (Mada), the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross.

< p class="e-p">A police spokesperson said in a statement that a terrorist shot two Israelis, seriously wounding them at an Israeli checkpoint near the Shuafat Palestinian refugee camp.

According to the Magen David Adom, those with gunshot wounds are in their 20s and were taken to a hospital in Jerusalem.

It is It is about a woman in critical condition and a man in serious condition, according to the same source. An AFP reporter saw a woman dressed in a security force uniform receiving treatment in an ambulance.

The Israeli military did not specify the identity of the slain serviceman early Sunday morning, but said his family had been notified of the death.

The Police forces are currently searching for a suspect who fled the scene of the attack, police said, adding that a helicopter and special forces are assisting in the hunt. ;man.

The area was cordoned off by the police. Dozens of officers were deployed around the checkpoint and inside the refugee camp. An AFP journalist also noted that security measures had been tightened when entering and leaving Jerusalem.

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid denounced this serious terrorist attack which occurs during the Jewish holiday period.

Terrorism will not win, we are strong even on this difficult evening, Lapid said in a statement.

Earlier Saturday, two Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed in a new Israeli army raid in Jenin, a stronghold of Palestinian armed factions in the occupied northern West Bank territory, like East Jerusalem, since 1967 by the Israeli army.

The funeral of Palestinian Mahdi Ladado, 17, killed by Israeli forces during clashes near Ramallah in the West Bank

Faced with this violence in the West Bank, Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since For more than 50 years, the Palestinian Authority of Mahmoud Abbas has called on the United States to increase pressure on Israel to end its all-out war against the Palestinian people.

The Islamic Jihad, a very influential Palestinian armed Islamist movement in the Jenin area, presented the two teenagers as its martyrs. The Israeli army claimed to have carried out a raid in Jenin to arrest a 25-year-old Palestinian, suspected of being a member of Islamic Jihad and of shooting at soldiers.

Since the beginning of a wave of anti-Israeli attacks in March that left 21 dead, the Israeli army has stepped up operations in the occupied West Bank, particularly in the areas of Jenin and Nablus.

These raids, often interspersed with clashes with the local population, left more than a hundred dead on the Palestinian side, the heaviest toll in the West Bank for nearly seven years, according to the UN.

I am alarmed by the deterioration of the security situation, including the increase in armed clashes between Palestinians and Palestinian security forces in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, commented late Saturday evening the UN envoy for the Middle East, Tor Wennesland.

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