Israeli Soldier Lightly Wounded in West Bank Shooting, a Third Attack in Hours

An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded in a shooting attack near the West Bank settlement of Dolev on Thursday afternoon, marking the third attack against Israelis in one day.

The attacker likely opened fire at the soldier out of a moving vehicle, and security forces are currently pursuing him. The Israeli army is looking into the incident. 

– Haaretz Weekly Ep. 60

Netanyahu’s ‘annexation nation’ is ready to strike again. ListenHaaretz Weekly Ep. 60

This incident follows two others that took place in Jerusalem. In the first attack, 12 Israeli soldiers were wounded when a perpetrator tried to run them over near Jerusalem's First Station. One soldier was seriously wounded; security forces have launched a manhunt to find the attacker. 

In the second attack, an Arab Israeli resident of Haifa opened fire on Border Police officers near the Lion's Gate. One Israeli Border Police officer was lightly wounded. Forces opened fire on the suspect, killing him at the scene. 

– The West Bank settlement of Dolev, where the shooting attack took place

The West Bank settlement of Dolev, where the shooting attack took placeGoogle Maps

Tensions are also running high in the West Bank, where three Palestinians were killed by Israeli security forces in 24 hours. 

Overnight Wednesday, Israeli troops entered the West Bank city of Jenin to carry out a security operation. Clashes erupted between Palestinians there and the soldiers, during which a 19-year-old Palestinian was killed. A Palestinian Authority police officer who was standing nearby when the altercations happened was shot at and later succumbed to his wounds. An initial investigation of the Jenin incident shows that the Palestinian police officer had not posed a threat to Israeli security forces. 

The violent incidents come in the wake of the Trump administration's publication of its Middle East peace plan, which sparked outrage among Gaza and West Bank Palestinians as well as Arab countries in the region.