A member of a local security team shot and killed a Palestinian in an attempted terrorist attack when he tried to stab a worshiper at the entrance to a synagogue during Shavuot prayers in the Teneh Omarim settlement in the Har Hebron Regional Council on Friday.
The attacker crawled under the settlement’s gate and then walked towards the synagogue.
A terrorist infiltration alert was sounded, and the Home Front Command issued instructions for residents to immediately go inside, lock the doors and close the windows, adding that they must remain indoors until further notice.
Different incident in the West Bank
In another incident in the West Bank, violent clashes erupted between Israelis and Palestinians at the Al-Mughayyir village near Ramallah on Friday afternoon, according to Palestinian reports.
Palestinians at the scene said about 20 settlers came and started throwing stones at Palestinians who were cultivating their land, and they also set vehicles on fire, N12 reported.
About five people were injured in the incident, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
The Palestinian reports further stated that one Palestinian security officer was severely injured in the fight after being shot in the head by a settler.
The EU Delegation to the Palestinians issued a statement on the incident, stating that they are “appalled by the settlers’ attacks against Palestinians in the Burka and Al-Mughayyir villages, resulting in injuries and destruction of Palestinian homes.”
They also claim that violent settler attacks against Palestinians are increasing and becoming more violent, citing UN data.
“The EU condemns settler violence and calls on Israel to take decisive steps to ensure accountability and protect the Palestinian civilian population in line with its obligations under international law,” the organization concluded.