Israel’s Bennett wants ‘shoot to kill’ policy in Gaza

This was the third time Karajeh is detained by Israel, he was released from Israeli prisons a year ago; he was previously detained twice, once in 2013 and another time in 2016, during which he served nearly 40 months of imprisonment.

The military said that the suspect used a homemade "Carlo" gun in the attack.

Magen David Adom emergency medical services said their medics had entered a building at Barkan where they found a man and woman without pulse, and pronounced them dead. She is in a severe yet stable condition. The Barkan Industrial Park includes approximately 120 businesses and factories and a workforce of 20,000, half of them Palestinian Arabs.

Hamas, the movement that runs the Gaza Strip, welcomed the attack and called it a "natural response to the crimes of the Israeli occupation".

Israeli forces stormed the Shweika village in the northern occupied West Bank district of Tulkarem, on Tuesday, and detained the mother and two sisters of Ashraf Naawla, who carried out a shooting attack, in an attempt to force Naawla to turn himself in.

Israeli forces conduct overnight detention raids nearly on a daily basis across the West Bank, triggering clashes with residents.


Barkan has been touted as a rare example of Israeli-Palestinian coexistence.

The incident came amid tensions in the Gaza Strip, where Palestinians have been staging daily rallies against the blockade imposed by Israel since 2007, and Israeli forces killed at least 190 people since the protest started on March 30.

Israeli sources said that the shooter managed to withdraw from the site. The settlements are considered illegal under worldwide law, though Israel disputes this.

The last Gaza war in 2014 took place after a series of events that began with the murder of three Israelis hitchhiking in the occupied West Bank.

A wave of Palestinian attacks against Israelis broke out in 2015, but they have since become sporadic.

The Israelis blame Palestinian violence, "incitement" and intransigence for the lack of progress in peace efforts.


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