Day after day, attacks against Israeli’s and Defense Forces are plaguing the West Bank, making it terrifyingly unsafe for the country’s civilians as well as the Army.
On Wednesday night, another act of terror befell the IDF troops at Ramallah, when a Palestinian gunman opened fire from a passing car. The soldiers returned fire, killing the assailant. The man, identified as 26-year-old Mohammad Issa Abbas, died in a Ramallah hospital, the Palestinian Authority health ministry said.
According to the military, Israeli soldiers entered the city’s al-Bireh neighborhood to detain several Palestinians who had approached the boundaries of the nearby settlement of Psagot. During the search, the gunman opened fire, the army said. The soldiers shot back, wounding him.
Luckily enough, no Israeli soldiers were injured, according to the army, but the military said the incident was followed by a riot, with troops responding to the dozens who surrounded them with riot dispersal measures.
Responding to the attack with pride, Hamas officials quickly praised the reported attack, pledging that more would soon follow. The terror group did not claim Issa as a member, however. “The occupation must expect more such responses of resistance,” Hussein Abu Kweik, a senior figure in the group’s West Bank division, told official Hamas television. Abu Kweik added that the coming days would be “pregnant” with “resistance activities. Our people will not wave the flag of surrender and will continue to resist by every means.”