Hamas vows revenge after Israeli raid kills 3 militants

April FrancisJul 28, 2018

Simon Wiesenthal Center Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper said in a statement sent to the Journal, "Palestinian Authority and Hamas brainwashing another generation pays off when a 16 year-old Palestinian attacks an Israeli home leaving one dead and two injured".

The attacker Mohammed Dar Youssef from Kobar was shot dead while the dead Israeli has been named as 31-year-old father-of-two Yotam Ovadia.

The Israeli defense minister has vowed to expand controversial settlement policies in the West Bank, claiming that it is the "best answer to terrorism".

The Palestinian news agency Wafa said three people were arrested. "The rioters hurled large rocks and firebombs and rolled burning tyres at troops, who responded with riot dispersal means", an Israeli army statement said.

The protests also demand a "right of return" for descendants of Palestinian refugees to ancestral homes in what is now Israel.

The army added it was "reinforcing the defence" of Adam and other settlements.

Much of the global community views the settlements as illegal and an obstacle to peace. "When will President Abbas and Palestinian leaders condemn the violence?" he wrote on Twitter.

A Israeli soldier speaks on his mobile phone at the Israeli settlement Adam after a Palestinian assailant stabbed three people and then was shot and killed according to the Israeli military in the occupied West Bank
Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after troops attacked

Palestinians say that continued construction of illegal settlements on their land will ruin the chances of future Palestinian state constituting of the occupied West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem as its capital, which was occupied during the 1967 war.

Thursday's attack broke months of relative calm in the West Bank, which has seen only sporadic clashes between Palestinians and troops, and a marked decrease in terror attacks.

Palestinian demonstrators run as tear gas was sacked by Israeli troops during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, in the southern Gaza Strip July 27, 2018.

There has been a wave of stabbings, shootings and car-rammings of Israelis predominantly by Palestinians or Israeli Arabs since late 2015.

Israeli strikes on Gaza killed three Hamas members after which nine rockets were fired into Israel.

In response, the army says it targeted seven Hamas military posts with tank fire.

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