Amidst international warnings of the continued escalation between Palestinians and IsraelisIsraeli security officials warned of the possibility of extremist right-wing activists carrying out reprisals against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.
They added that these warnings stemmed from the possibility that it was a response to the armed operations that took place in the city of Jerusalem, according to the Hebrew “Wala” website.
Very big concerns
They also pointed out that there are very great fears of actions that may set fire to the region, according to the report.
They stressed the need for Israel to immediately prevent further operations.
In a related context, other Israeli media reports considered the security tension in the West Bank and Jerusalem as “a great test for the new Israeli government.”
She pointed out the possibility that the tension could lead to “an escalation at the level of a Palestinian uprising.”
It is noteworthy that Netanyahu had announced that his government had decided to reinforce the Israeli police with companies from the Israeli army to help in the area of the city of Jerusalem and areas near the contact lines.
The prime minister, who faces many other internal problems, also made it clear that he had instructed the head of the National Security Agency, Itamar Ben Gvir, to study more steps to confront the wave of armed operations and security escalation.
He stressed that the Israeli army has prepared itself for confrontation, explaining that the latter is ready for any scenario.
The most violent
On Sunday morning, Israeli settlement guards killed a Palestinian near the Kedumim settlement near the city of Qalqilya in the West Bank, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
The Israeli army said he was “armed with a pistol”.
Settlers also burned a car in front of a house in the village of Turmusaya, north of Ramallah, according to residents of the village. Fire broke out at the entrance to the house, which belongs to Palestinians residing in the United States.
These developments came after the killing of 9 Palestinians, Thursday, in the Jenin refugee camp, in one of the most violent Israeli army operations in the West Bank since the second intifada.
Tel Aviv said that the operation targeted elements of the Jihad movement, which pledged with Hamas to respond.