Status: 04/18/2023 08:03 a.m
Two people were injured in gunfire in East Jerusalem. According to police, they were taken to the hospital. There is a suspicion of a “terrorist attack”. The suspect was able to escape.
Two people were injured in a suspected attack in East Jerusalem. Israeli police said shots were fired at a vehicle. Two occupants were injured and taken to the hospital. The incident took place in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. The suspect was able to escape. Further details were not initially known.
According to the army, a Palestinian woman injured an Israeli with a knife in the southern West Bank on Monday evening. Soldiers then shot the woman, she was injured. According to media reports, the 33-year-old came from a refugee camp near Bethlehem.
Tense situation in the West Bank
The situation in the occupied West Bank has been very tense for months. Since the beginning of the year, 17 Israelis, one Italian and one Ukrainian have been killed in attacks. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, at least 95 Palestinians have been killed in confrontations with the Israeli army or in their own attacks during this period. In 1967 Israel had conquered the West Bank and East Jerusalem. More than 600,000 Israeli settlers live there today. The Palestinians claim the territories for their own state.