In the West Bank town of Deir Sharaf, an Israeli soldier was killed and several others were injured after a terrorist opened fire on them at a checkpoint on Thursday. The Israeli Army claimed to have neutralized the terrorist, but witnesses reported that soldiers fired shots at the man near the checkpoint and another person was injured with a bullet wound to the hand.
The incident took place just hours after three “terrorists” were killed in an Israeli operation in the Nur Shams refugee camp, located in Tulkarem. Palestinian authorities have reported more than 375 deaths at the hands of Israeli security forces and in attacks by settlers since October 7. Meanwhile, more than 27,700 Palestinians have been killed by Israel’s military offensive in Gaza, according to Hamas authorities who control the enclave.
The spike in violence has intensified since October 7 when Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) carried out attacks that left around 1,200 dead and around 240 kidnapped. This content provides context about recent events in the region, detailing an incident involving a terrorist opening fire on Israeli soldiers while also highlighting ongoing violence against Palestinian individuals by Israeli forces.