Two Israelis Injured In Jerusalem Shooting

08:00 Jan 28 2023 Israel's City of David (אלע"ד) settlment in Wadi Hilweh neighborhood of Silwan (سلوان), East Jerusalem

Two Israelis Injured In Jerusalem Shooting Two Israelis Injured In Jerusalem Shooting
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Israeli forces at the scene of the shooting, in Silwan. Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg Published by Haaretz

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by IMEMC News
Jan 28, 2023

On Saturday, an Israeli man and his son were injured in a shooting incident in a colony in Silwan town, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem; Israeli police say a Palestinian child is behind the shooting – the army abducted both his parents and his brother.

Israeli media agencies said the Palestinian child “fired at Israel settlers outside a synagogue” in an illegal colony in Silwan town.

They added that an Israeli father, 59, and his son, 23, suffered moderate wounds and are fully conscious at a hospital in Jerusalem.

Israeli media quoted medical sources at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, stating that the wounded father received treatment at the Trauma Center and will be undergoing further evaluation after imaging tests.

After the shooting, Israeli soldiers and police officers rushed to Silwan, looking for the shooter, before two paramilitary colonizers shot and seriously injured him.

In a statement, the Israeli police claimed Mohammad Oleyyat, 13, is behind the shooting.

Father and Son Wounded in Shooting in East Jerusalem, 13-year-old Palestinian Assailant Shot

The shooting in the City of David follows the worst terror attack in Jerusalem in around 15 years and an Israeli raid in Jenin that saw nine Palestinians killed.

by Josh Breiner and Nir Hasson for Haaretz
Jan 28, 2023 10:58 am IST

Two people were wounded in a shooting attack in East Jerusalem on Saturday, police said, less than a day after one of the worst shooting attacks in Israel in years. The 13-year-old assailant was shot at the scene, security sources said.

According to the Magen David Adom rescue service, two people, a father and son, were shot in the City of David, near the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. The pair, a 22-year-old off-duty IDF officer and his 47-year-old father, were evacuated to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. The son is in serious condition and on a ventilator, but is stable; his father is in moderate condition.

The assailant, a Silwan resident, was shot by the soldier, who had his weapon on his person, and by another civilian in the group he had attacked. He is conscious and receiving medical care. He is not known to police or intelligence services, but he is a relative of Wadih Abu Ramoz, who was shot dead by police for throwing a Molotov cocktail.

According to Chief Superintendent Dvir Tamim of the Jerusalem District Police, the assailant ambushed five Jews who were walking on the street toward the Western Wall, and opened fire on them. Some of them were armed, and returned fire. "We will increase our presence in the field," he said.

An additional army battalion has been sent to the West Bank on Saturday, as reinforcements due to escalating regional tensions.

Atta Abu Ramila, General Secretary of Fatah in Jenin, called for unity among all the echelons of Palestinian society, and to carry weapons to avenge the fallen. "Blood for blood," he said. "Weapons are the only shared language between us and the occupation."

Islamic Jihad Spokesman Tariq Ezz El Din praised the attack. "We are in a true state of armed intifada, and this is what is required to end the occupation."

The attack comes after seven Israelis were killed and three more wounded in a shooting outside a synagogue in another neighborhood in the city, Neve Yaakov. The gunman, 21-year-old Alkam Khairi from East Jerusalem, was shot and killed by police.

Hours earlier, Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai had ordered officers across the country to increase their preparedness.

On Thursday, Israeli forces entered the Jenin refugee camp and killed nine Palestinians during clashes with militants, in an operation that the army described as an attempt to thwart planned attacks.

Following the raid, militant Palestinians factions called for revenge, and fired rockets from the Gaza Strip.
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