DFLP member carried out attack on Yitzhar settlement; Israel expected to retaliate
A Palestinian was killed by the Israeli army and four Israeli soldiers were wounded during an attack late Saturday night on a military position next to the Jewish settlement of Yitzhar south of Nablus in the West Bank, Israeli military sources said.
Two of the soldiers were said to be in serious condition.
A previous toll given by Israeli army radio had spoken of two Palestinians killed and six Israelis wounded.
The Israeli army launched a manhunt using helicopters for the remaining attackers, said the radio. Residents of the settlement were told to stay indoors.
Earlier an attack claimed by the military wing of Hamas left three Israelis dead and five injured Saturday in the West Bank settlement of Karmei Tzur north of Hebron.
Army Radio reported that the Palestinian managed to reach a position near the entrance to the settlement and opened fire.
The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP)
claimed responsibility for Yitzhar attack, AFP reported Sunday. The group said that the attacker was Ahmed Yasser Hamad, 18, from a town located near Nablus.
Meanwhile, Israeli security sources said Saturday that the army is predicted to operate in Palestinian-controlled areas in retaliation for the latest attacks. (Albawaba.com)
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