The Israeli army had announced, earlier, an attack near the Harmish settlement, which is located near the city of Jenin, in the northern occupied West Bank, and that an Israeli civilian was shot.
An Israeli was killed Tuesday by Palestinian fire near a settlement in the northern occupied West Bank, according to a medical source and the Israeli army.
And the “Hillel Yaffe” hospital in Hadera, central Israel, announced that “the injured person arrived in a critical condition, and we had to announce his death, despite the efforts of the medical staff.” His identity has not been announced.
The Israeli army had previously announced an attack near the Harmish settlement, which is located near the city of Jenin, in the northern West Bank, and that an Israeli civilian was shot.
For its part, claimed responsibility for the attack Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the military wing of the Fatah movement led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
In a statement signed by the Tulkarm Brigade, it said, “Our soldiers, in the rapid response, were able to carry out a qualitative operation on the Harmeish road, and they opened fire in the direction of a vehicle in which a settler was traveling.”
For his part, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant stressed efforts to locate “the terrorists responsible for the attack.” Pointing out that “he will conduct an assessment of the situation with senior officials in the ministry.”
And the head of the Settlements Council in the northern West Bank, Yossi Dagan, called on “the government to carry out a military operation, confiscate weapons and re-establish checkpoints” in the area.
According to Dagan, the dead man was a resident of the Hermish settlement.
About 490,000 Israelis live in the settlements of the West Bank, which Israel has occupied since 1967, in settlements that are illegal under international law.