Jerusalem synagogue attack: In an incident in occupied East Jerusalem, a gunman kills seven people. An Israeli operation that left nine Palestinians dead in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank has been followed by shooting. Keep reading to learn more about Who was Alqam Khayri, his motive, this deadly shooting case, and the suspect’s identity in detail.
Who was Alqam Khayri?
The suspect, a 21-year-old East Jerusalem native, was later identified by police as having attacked a region that Israel annexed to Jerusalem following the Middle East war in 1967. It stated that he attempted to flee in a car but was shot dead by police after being chased.
A deadly Israeli raid in the Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank preceded the attack by one day. A house that the Israeli army claimed to hold potential fighters were attacked by dozens of soldiers, sparking several hours of heated clashes that resulted in the deaths of nine Palestinians, among them an elderly woman.
On Thursday, Israeli forces also shot a 22-year-old Palestinian man in the village of al-Ram, which is located north of Jerusalem.
Three Palestinians were brought to the hospital after being shot by an Israeli settler in an incident close to the northern West Bank city of Nablus, according to the Palestinian health ministry, indicating the possibility of further escalation.
It further stated that a 16-year-old Palestinian victim of an Israeli shooting on Wednesday died as a result of his injuries. After that, rocket fire from Gaza fighters was exchanged with limited airstrikes by Israel.
What was the suspect’s motive?
Some Facebook posts reveal suspects’ identities, some of them listed below.
Alqam Khayri: For whatever it’s worth, here is some background information on the Palestinian who carried out tonight’s attacks in occupied Jerusalem. After the 1998 assassination of his grandfather in Jerusalem by an illegitimate occupier, Khayri Alqam was given that name.
In Occupied Palestine: January 27, 2023, Palestine never runs out of self-sacrificing heroes Here is another one: Khayri Mousa Alqam, 21. He took revenge for his murdered grandfather and Palestinian victims in Jenin Refugee Camp
Friday Jerusalem attack: Explained
Following a deadly Israeli military operation in the West Bank a day earlier, violence has escalated near a synagogue in an Israeli settlement in occupied East Jerusalem, killing seven people before being fatally shot.
Five men and two women were among the seven fatalities following Friday’s shooting, according to the Magen David Adom emergency service, while three other victims were still being treated in hospitals, one of whom was in serious condition. The names of the additional people slain when the Palestinians started shooting on Shabbat evening were not released right away.
Numerous more were hurt; this morning, Hadassah’s Mount Scopus Hospital reported that a 15-year-old kid who was hurt in the incident was now completely aware and had been categorized as having a moderate condition.
Yet another person remained unconscious and hooked up to a ventilator. He had a bad but stable condition. A 60-year-old woman was also in fair condition at the time.
From the scene of the assault in the illegal Israeli settlement of Neve Yaakov, Al Jazeera’s James Bays reported, “What we think happened was a car drew up at the front of a synagogue, a gunman got out, and he began the fire.”
Seven deaths have been reported as of right now, according to Bays, who also mentioned that the suspect had no prior “security record” according to authorities.
A 60-year-old woman and a 15-year-old kid were among the 10 gunshot victims that the emergency response organization reported. TV footage showed numerous casualties being treated by rescue personnel while they were lying on the road outside the synagogue.
Student Matanel Almalem, 18, who lives close to the synagogue, told the AFP news agency, “I heard a lot of bullets.” In a previous press release, the police claimed that there had been a “terror incident in a synagogue in Jerusalem” and that “the shooting terrorist was neutralized [killed].”
Who were the victims?
The first casualties of Friday night’s Palestinian attack in Jerusalem were a Jewish couple who rushed to aid the wounded.
Eli’s father claims that Eli and Natali Mizrahi, who had just been married for a few years, was enjoying supper when they heard shooting, went to help, and was fatally shot by the Palestinian at point-blank range.
“There were several gunfires while we were still eating, and my son leaped up. We shouted at him, “Don’t leave! said, Shimon. “It appears that the terrorist shot and killed him as he was speaking with him. Shimon stated that “Eli and his wife were slain. “[The Palestinian] shot them when they were standing next to his car.”
He boarded the vehicle and took off. He was a modest and devout man. He desired to assist,” Eli’s father remarked. When the gunfire stopped, “he heard it and he and his wife hurried to help the victims.”
Rafael Ben Eliyahu, 56, is identified as the third victim of the gun attack that took place last night in Jerusalem’s Neve Yaakov area.
The terrorist incident claimed the lives of seven persons. Eli and Natali Mizrahi, a couple who went outside to try to aid people who had been shot, were two of the victims whose names were earlier today made public. The names of the remaining four fatalities are still unknown.
Rafael Ben Eliyahu: The third victim of the Jerusalem Shooting( Facebook)
The shooting happened after Palestinians’ protest
The shooting on Friday happened just hours after Palestinians marched in protest as they laid to rest the last of those killed by Israeli forces the day before.
Throughout the day, clashes broke out between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank, notably following the burial of the 22-year-old killed north of Jerusalem. Palestinians in large groups waved the flags of Hamas and Fatah, the two political parties that govern the Palestinian Authority.
Masked Palestinians fired fireworks and threw rocks at Israeli police in al-Ram, who then used tear gas to defend themselves. A few days before US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is scheduled to visit Israel and the occupied West Bank, the violence has also escalated.
Blinken issued a statement saying, “The United States condemns the heinous terrorist attack in the harshest terms possible.” “We reaffirm our unshakeable support to Israel’s security and are in frequent contact with our Israeli allies.”
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