JERUSALEM, Mar 26 (NNN-MA’AN) – Two Israeli soldiers were injured, in a drive-by shooting, in the West Bank, last night, the Israeli military announced.
The shooting occurred in the village of Huwara, which in recent weeks become a flashpoint of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
According to a statement from the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), one of the soldiers was severely injured and the other suffered moderate wounds. Both were evacuated to a hospital in Israel.
The statement said, roadblocks have been set up in the northern West Bank, to find the perpetrators. There was no claim of responsibility from any Palestinian militant organisation.
The latest incident comes, amidst continued tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. According to official figures from both sides, 90 Palestinians have been killed, since the beginning of the year, while 15 Israelis were killed.
In response to attacks, the Israeli military has increased its incursions into the West Bank in recent months, increasing the friction.
Israeli media reported that Defence Minister, Yoav Gallant, held security consultations last night with senior military commanders, in order to discuss the ramifications of the continued tensions.
The shooting came during the Muslim month of Ramadan and ahead of the Jewish holiday of Passover, a time in which there are growing fears of further escalation.– NNN-MA’AN