One man wounded in ‘taking pictures incident’ in West Financial institution flashpoint, Israeli officers say By Reuters
© Reuters. Israeli troops stand guard at a taking pictures scene, in Huwara, within the Israeli-occupied West Financial institution, March 19, 2023. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s ambulance service stated one man had been critically wounded when his car got here beneath hearth in a flashpoint city within the Israeli-occupied West Financial institution on Sunday, with out giving particulars on the identities of these concerned.
The Israeli army stated it acquired a report of a “taking pictures incident” in Huwara, a city that has been a spotlight of Israeli-Palestinian violence in current weeks, with out giving additional particulars.
Israel’s Magen David Adom ambulance service stated it was treating one man who had been shot within the higher a part of his physique.
The incident occurred as Israeli and Palestinian officers met in Egypt for talks aimed toward calming a surge in violence.
Final month a Palestinian gunman killed two Israelis driving by means of Huwara, an assault that triggered a rampage by Jewish settlers who killed a Palestinian man and torched dozens of homes and vehicles.
The Israeli-occupied West Financial institution has seen a surge of confrontations in current months, with near-daily army raids and escalating settler violence amid a spate of assaults by Palestinians.
Over the previous 12 months, Israeli forces have made 1000’s of arrests within the West Financial institution and killed greater than 200 Palestinians, together with fighters and civilians.
Greater than 40 Israelis and three Ukrainians have died in Palestinian assaults in the identical interval.