News ID: 112904
Publish Date : 28 February 2023 - 21:43

Zionist Killed, Bus Set Ablaze in Reprisal Attacks

WEST BANK (Dispatches) – A shooter has carried out two shooting attacks against Zionist settlers near the occupied West Bank city of Ariha.
One settler was killed in the first attack, while the second shooting left several others injured, some of them “in critical condition,” Israeli media reported.
The casualties took place after the unidentified shooter opened fire at the cars of the settlers in Beit Ha’arava junction near Ariha.
Palestinian Shehab news agency said in tweets that the two shootings were carried out by a Palestinian armed man.
Israeli media said the second operation near Ariha “left 4 injuries, some of them critical,” adding, “The perpetrator of the attack abandoned his car and set it on fire before retreating.”
The Hebrew newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth had earlier reported that a 25-year-old Zionist was “seriously wounded” when he was shot in his vehicle near Ariha.
The roads leading to Ariha were closed as Zionist troops launched a manhunt operation for the Palestinian.
Meanwhile, Palestinian fighters set fire to a Zionist bus in the west of the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the central West Bank.
Three Zionists, including an officer and a soldier, were injured when Palestinians threw stones at their car in the village of Wadi al-Haramiya, north of Ramallah in the West Bank, Zionist media announced on Monday evening.
According to the sources, the condition of the Zionist officer is reported to be critical.
Also, Palestinians set a Zionist bus on fire with a Molotov cocktail on a road in the west of Ramallah.
According to local sources, five Zionists were also injured as Palestinians opened fire at their car near the Qasra settlement in the southeast of Nablus.
The Islamic Jihad movement hailed the operation, saying that resistance against Zionist troops and settlers will continue, and the enemy will pay the price for all its crimes.
The retaliatory attack came a day after 37-year-old Sameh Hamdallah Mahmoud Aqtash was killed with a live bullet fired during an assault by the Zionist settlers on a village near the city of Nablus in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.
Hundreds of Palestinians were also injured during attacks by Zionist settlers and troops on Nablus area towns and villages on the same day.
The Arab League holds the far-right Zionist administration led by prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu fully responsible for the systematic crimes committed by extremist settlers, after they went on the violent rampage in the West Bank.
The regional organization, in a statement released on Monday, said that such acts of aggression are being carried out under the protection, participation and support of the Israeli military, warning of their dire consequences across the Palestinian territories, the region and the world.
The 22-member bloc noted that the ongoing aggression, which falls within the context of the regime’s repressive measures against Palestinians in Nablus, Jenin and other occupied West Bank cities, aims to thwart the international and regional efforts that seek to rekindle the so-called Middle East peace talks, and revive the chances of a so-called two-state solution before it is too late.
The Arab League went on to stress that the escalating tensions in the West Bank are the upshot of the official positions and statements of the incumbent Zionist administration.
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has also held the Zionist regime fully responsible for the crimes committed after deadly violence and arson by settlers.
Shtayyeh said settlers overnight practiced the most heinous forms of crimes, including killings, setting fire to property, and terrorizing women and children. He said the Palestinian government will form a ministerial committee to assess the damage.