According to the written statement issued by the Israeli government, Netanyahu met with the far-right National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, the far-right Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, the Israeli Police Chief Kobi Shabtai, and the director of the Israeli domestic intelligence agency Shin Bet (Shin Bet). Ronin Bar.
Netanyahu ordered the closure and demolition of the homes of two Palestinian brothers accused of carrying out the attack in West Jerusalem, launched large-scale arrests against their contacts in the region, and imposed economic sanctions on their families.
The Israeli Police Spokesman’s Office announced this morning that an armed attack had occurred against Israelis at the entrance to West Jerusalem.
The Israeli police announced that the two suspects who organized the attack were neutralized by gunfire, and stated that 3 Israelis were killed and 13 people were injured, 3 of them seriously.
Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack
Hamas later claimed responsibility for the attack in West Jerusalem in a statement published on its Telegram account. The statement stated that the perpetrators of the armed attack in West Jerusalem were the two brothers Murad Nimr, 30 years old, and Ibrahim Nimr, 38 years old, from the town of Sufar Baher in occupied East Jerusalem.
In attacks against Israelis that result in loss of life, the Tel Aviv administration imposes a form of collective punishment by demolishing the family home of the person who carried out the attack.
Human rights organizations criticize Israel’s practices on the grounds that they “violate the principle of individual crime and amount to collective punishment.”
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