Israeli PM urges citizens to arm themselves as occupation army attacks Jenin, kills Palestinians
By Palestine Chronicle Staff
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday urged Israeli citizens to arm themselves following a shooting in Tel Aviv, the British Guardian newspaper reported.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is calling on Israeli citizens to arm themselves to thwart what he calls “terrorist attacks”.
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“What is expected of you, Israeli citizens? Vigilance and accountability,” Bennett said in a video statement, according to The Guardian, adding, “Anyone who has a gun license, now is the time to carry it.
Five people were killed in a shooting in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak in the third such attack in a matter of days.
Two young Palestinians were killed on Thursday and several others injured in a large-scale Israeli army incursion into the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
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The shooter, who was killed at the scene, has been identified as Diaa Hamarsheh, 26, from the Palestinian town of Ya’bad, near Jenin in the occupied West Bank. The city of Jenin and its adjacent refugee camps have been regularly attacked by the Israeli occupation army in recent months, resulting in the death, injury and arrest of scores of Palestinians.
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Following the shooting in Bnei Brak, a large number of Israeli soldiers attacked Jenin on Thursday morning, killing two young Palestinians and injuring many others.
Israeli soldiers also attacked the town of Yabad, causing extensive destruction to the Hamarsheh family home. They also reportedly beat family members and neighbours.
In a separate but related incident, Israeli occupying forces killed 30-year-old Nidal Jumaa Jaafra near the occupied city of Bethlehem in the West Bank.
(The Chronicle of Palestine)