Five people, including four Israelis and a Palestinian, were injured in a shooting incident Saturday in the West Bank city of Hebron, the source of the fire, and the perpetrator shot dead, according to Israeli emergency services and the military. rice field.
Far-right Israeli lawmaker Itamar Ben Guvir, whose religious Zionist alliance is looking to gain big in Tuesday’s elections, claimed his Hebron home was targeted.
Israeli security forces have not confirmed this claim, and Israeli media reports, citing security sources, that Ben-Gvir’s home was not targeted.
Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency response service reported five injuries. The MDA said the 50-year-old Israeli man was “unconscious with upper body injuries,” but the others were less seriously injured.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said the Palestinian victims were being treated at a hospital in the Hebron district.
The Israeli military said the attackers fired “live fire” near a checkpoint in Hebron, the occupied West Bank city that is also home to a hard-line Jewish settler community.
A military spokesperson told AFP that Israeli guards shot the attacker dead at the scene. Soldiers are searching the area for another suspect, the military said.