Two Palestinian terrorists were killed early Saturday morning after opening fire at Israeli forces from a passing vehicle in the West Bank, when troops returned fire at the car which then crashed into a wall, the IDF said.
The Palestinian Authority said the incident happened near Jaba’ south of Ramallah where the two men were buried. The IDF said the incident was near Jenin.
تغطية صحفية: "مشاهد من مكان ارتقاء الشابين باسم حمامرة وأمجد خليلية في جبع قضاء جنين". pic.twitter.com/Ttv5QB7cD5— وكالة شهاب للأنباء (@ShehabAgency) January 14, 2023
The PA Health Ministry said the two men killed in the incident were Izz a-Din Basem Hamamra and Amjad Adnan Khaliliya, which Palestinian Islamic Jihad identified as members of the terror group.
There were no Israeli casualties in the attack, and IDF forces located an M-16 submachine gun at the scene.
Hamas spokesman praises Palestinian 'courage'
Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem said that “the martyrs of Jenin killed this morning have joined the glory of our people as we continue our courageous resistance and its fight against the occupation. The courage that Jenin shows with all the Palestinian cities is the fuel of victory and liberation.”
Fatah spokesman Munther al-Haik stated that “the Zionist terrorist government committed a new crime in Jaba’ when they murdered the two young Palestinians. The international community is still unable to provide protection to the Palestinian people, but our people will continue on the path of struggle and defense of our homeland.”
"The international community is still unable to provide protection to the Palestinian people, but our people will continue on the path of struggle and defense of our homeland."Fatah spokesman Munder al-Haik
Hundreds of people marched in the funeral of the two men in Jaba’ which is south of Ramallah.
Violent incident in Kiryat Bialik
Another incident occurred in Kiryat Bialik the same night, where a man was stabbed to death during a fight.
MDA paramedics who arrived at the scene evacuated the injured man to Rambam Health Care Campus, where medical professionals confirmed his death.
An initial investigation by police revealed that a number of people took part in the fight, and as a result, a resident of Kiryat Ata and another person, whose identity is not yet known, were also evacuated to Rambam Hospital in moderate to serious condition.
Police are still searching for the suspects.
Alon Hachmon/Maariv contributed to this report.