Three Israelis were wounded on Sunday when a member of the Palestinian Authority security forces opened fire at an IDF checkpoint near Beit El in the West Bank. The attacker was shot dead by IDF forces.
Magen David Adom reported that two victims were in serious condition with wounds to the neck and thigh, respectively. The other was slightly hurt.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has claimed that he opposes all forms of terrorism, is seeking a peace deal and was snubbed when he tried to arrange a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
The decision by Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein last week to close the five-year investigation into alleged abuses of power by former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi also launched what is beginning to look like a new race for the leadership of Israel’s political centre-left.
A 23-year-old injured in a knife attack at a market in the West Bank settlement of Beit Horon on Monday has died of her wounds.
Shlomit Krigman arrived at Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem in a critical condition but deteriorated overnight and died in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to a statement from the hospital. She would have turned 24 next week.