Israel Arrests Two Palestinians Who Carried Out Shooting Attacks in the West Bank

The two Hamas linked operatives were involved in shooting incidents earlier this month, targeting Israeli cars near Hawara and an attack on the Jewish settlement of Carmel

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The damaged window of the Yeshiva at Carmel, following the shooting last week
The damaged window of the Yeshiva at Carmel, following the shooting last weekCredit: Tomer Appelbaum

Palestinians who are suspected of carrying out two shooting attacks this month in the West Bank were arrested, the Shin Bet and the Israeli military announced on Friday.

The terrorist cell, which is identified with Hamas, allegedly fired at Israeli cars near the town of Hawara in the northern West Bank two weeks ago, and a 16-year-old Palestinian shot at the Jewish community of Carmel in the southern West Bank last week, said security forces. More shots were fired at the settlement of Har Bracha near Nablus on Thursday night, no one was hurt.

The shooting in Hawara occurred on September 9, and two cars were hit near the village of Einabus. One person was lightly injured from shrapnel. The suspects admitted their involvement in the attack and their weapons were found, said the Shin Bet. The investigation revealed that the terrorists acted under the direction of Hamas members in the Gaza Strip.

The shooting at Carmel injured a 17-year-old boy. Six bullet holes from the shooting were found inside the synagogue – one of them penetrated the door and hit the boy. The man arrested admitted his involvement in the shooting, and the weapons he used were found, said the Shin Bet.

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