MADRID, July 29 (EUROPA PRESS) –
According to Palestinian sources, at least three Palestinians were wounded by gunfire after they were shot dead by Israeli security forces near a military checkpoint south of the West Bank city of Nablus, an incident blamed by Israel for an armed attack on soldiers stationed in the zone .
The director of the Palestinian Red Crescent Emergency Department, Ahmad Jibril, has stated that Israeli forces opened fire on a vehicle, injuring its three occupants, the Palestinian news agency WAFA reports.
Thus, Jibril said that two were injured in the lower extremities and taken to a Palestinian hospital, while the third received a bullet in the neck and was arrested by the Israeli military, who later transferred him to an Israeli hospital.
The Israeli army stated in a message on its Twitter account that “several armed attackers were approaching a checkpoint near Nablus,” adding that “after one of the suspects fired, the soldiers responded and neutralized the attacker.” had opened”. “The suspect was evacuated for medical attention. There are no injuries in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF),” he added.
The event came less than a week after the death of two Palestinian militiamen during an Israeli army operation in Nablus, amid rising tensions in the region in recent months after multiple terrorist attacks carried out since mid-March prompted increased operations by Israeli forces in the West Bank.