On this Thursday, the Israeli Army has reported an incident involving the neutralization of a suspected terrorist who allegedly opened fire on several of its soldiers stationed at a checkpoint. The checkpoint in question is situated in Deir Sharaf, a town in the West Bank located on the periphery of Nablus.
In a concise statement released on their official website, the Israeli Army detailed the event. They stated, “Our forces engaged with the suspect and subsequently opened fire. The suspect, referred to as a terrorist, was neutralized. We are relieved to report that none of our servicemen suffered any injuries during the confrontation.”
Meanwhile, the Palestinian news agency, WAFA, has relayed a slightly different account of the incident, based on witness testimonies. According to these accounts, the soldiers discharged their firearms towards an individual who was near the checkpoint. The witnesses further reported that a second individual suffered a gunshot wound to the hand, resulting in their injury.
This incident follows closely on the heels of another event that took place just a few hours prior. Three individuals, labeled as “terrorists”, lost their lives in a fresh operation conducted by the Israeli forces in the Nur Shams refugee camp. This camp is situated in Tulkarem, located in the northern region. This recent surge in violent incidents dates back to 2023, with a notable increase following the attacks perpetrated on October 7 by the Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas. These attacks resulted in approximately 1,200 fatalities and around 240 abductions.
On the other hand, Palestinian authorities have presented a grim report of the casualties suffered on their side since October 7. According to them, Israeli security forces and settler attacks have claimed more than 375 Palestinian lives. Furthermore, in the Gaza strip, the death toll has risen dramatically due to the ongoing Israeli military offensive. The authorities of the Hamas-controlled enclave have reported a staggering death toll of more than 27,700 Palestinians.