Friday, October 30, 2020

Violence escalates in West Bank after Israeli settlers shot and killed

By Cath And - October 02, 2015
Section: [Main News]
Tags: [Settlers] [Nablus]

Two Israeli settlers were shot and killed Thursday evening as they were driving between the settlements of Itamar and Elon Moreh.

Shots were fired from a passing vehicle which then drove to a nearby Palestinian village, Ma’an News Agency reports.


The settlers have been identified as Eitam and Naama Henkin, from the settlement of Neira to the north of Ramallah. Four of the couple’s six children were in the car with them at the time of the shooting, none of whom were injured.


The Abdel Qader al-Husseini Brigades, a group affiliated with Fatah’s al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, has claimed responsibility for the shooting, The Times of Israel reports.


IDF spokesman Peter Lerner tweeted that 4 battalions would be deployed in the field, “to prevent escalation” and search for the “terrorist” involved in the shooting.


Shortly after the shooting, Israeli settlers began attacking Palestinian homes and vehicles, including an ambulance, across the West Bank. In the village of Beitillu, settlers torched a car and spray-painted “Revenge Henkin” on a wall, Ma’an News Agency reports.


Over 200 settlers attempted to raid the village of Huwwara under the protection of Israeli soldiers.


Hamas has declared the shooting a “heroic operation carried out by resistance fighters in the West Bank.”



Back to Top

Related Articles

Sudan-Israel relations new stab in the back for Palestinians
October 26, 2020

Israel stops renewing visas for UN human rights workers
October 21, 2020

Settlement expansion announced in West Bank, first since Gulf deals
October 15, 2020

Most Popular Articles

Israels puppet war unmasks apartheid regime
The El-Hakawati theatre was colorfully adorned to host its annual International

Rushdi Tamimi becomes second victim of Israeli army in Nabi Saleh
On Tuesday November 21st, the body of 31 year old Rushdi Tamimi was

Israel Avoids Hard-Right Shift: No Benefit for Palestinians
With many commentators predicting big wins for the settler movement in

Designed & Developed by: Pixel Co