Hamas, others move to uphold ceasefire with Israel

Aaron Brown
July 28, 2018

A Hebrew news outlet reported that the Palestinian crossed the fence surrounding the illegal Israeli Adam settlement, without sounding the sirens, he then entered and attacked three Israeli settlers in an attempt to attack a fourth settler, the Palestinian was shot and killed immediately.

Mohammad Tareq Yousef, 17, who killed an Israeli man and injured two others in a terrorist attack at the settlement of Adam outside Jerusalem on July 26, 2018, and was shot dead.

'The rioters hurled large rocks and firebombs and rolled burning tyres at (Israeli) troops, who responded with riot dispersal means, ' an army statement said.

During the raid, clashes broke out between young Palestinians and soldiers firing tear gas. Israel typically demolishes the homes of Palestinian attackers calling it a deterrent measure, but critics consider the policy collective punishment. The third victim was lightly wounded. Under global law, all Israeli settlement activities in the occupied territories are illegal.

Two infantry battalions were deployed in the West Bank in response to the incident, the IDF said.

The army added it was "reinforcing the defence" of Adam and other settlements.

A Israeli soldier speaks on his mobile phone at the Israeli settlement Adam after a Palestinian assailant stabbed three people and then was shot and killed according to the Israeli military in the occupied West Bank

The attack came after a period of relative calm in the West Bank.

Deputy Defense Minister Eli Dahan told Israeli radio station Reshet Bet that the authorities were working to prevent a series of attacks from taking place. In the end, the security establishment failed.

There has been a wave of stabbings, shootings and car-rammings of Israelis predominantly by Palestinians or Israeli Arabs since late 2015.

Lone Palestinian attackers have carried out multiple attacks against Israelis in recent years in the West Bank, Jerusalem and elsewhere.

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli soldiers, while an army bulldozer closes the main road with dirt during their operation to search and measure the family house of Omar al-Abed, 20, July 22, 2017.

"We announce the raising of the preparedness level to the highest and alert all of our soldiers and forces in every location", said a statement from the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas.

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