"We grieve today as we part from Kim Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi, may their memories be blessed", Netanyahu said at the dedication of a synagogue in the Golan Heights. (Emphasis added.) In fact, officials rightly characterized yesterday's attack in the Barkan industrial park, in which a Palestinian gunman fatally shot two Israeli civilians and wounded a third, as a terror attack, not a militant attack.
According to Israeli and Palestinian estimates, roughly 650,000 Jewish settlers now live in settlements across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Palestinians often face tough choices in finding employment in the economically struggling West Bank and jobs in Israeli settlements can provide steady income.
At the United Nations, Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon memorialized the victims after the Security Council refused to condemn the attack.
The 23-year-old Palestinian used a homemade gun, known locally as a "Carlo", according to Conricus, in the apparent "lone-wolf attack". The army revealed that members of the assailant's family, including his brother and sister, also were detained to determine if they assisted in the planning of the terror attack or subsequent escape.
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Grouping "Islamic Jihad", the second largest in the Palestinian territories after Hamas, called the attack "a logical response to the crimes of the Israeli occupation".
Hamas claimed responsibility for the West Bank murder, setting off a mass Israeli response against the group.
In the central West Bank district of Jerusalem al-Quds, one Palestinian was detained and identified as former prisoner Mahmoud Abed al-Latif.
The army responded to protesters throwing bombs, rocks, grenades and burning tires with lethal and non-lethal means including live fire. It killed more than 2,000 Palestinians in just seven weeks.
The gist of his remarks was that Israel will not hesitate to launch a full-scale military operation against the Gaza Strip if the situation along the coastal enclave's border continues to deteriorate.