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Carte blanche to the Israeli army after a deadly Palestinian attack

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We give complete freedom of action to the army, to the Shin Bet (internal intelligence) and to all the security forces, in order to defeat terror. There are, and will be, no limits to this war. »

A quote from Naftali Bennett

A 35-year-old Israeli man, Barak Lufan, succumbed to his injuries on Friday, Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital said, bringing the death toll in Thursday night’s attack to three. It was the fourth in Israel since March 22. A total of 14 people died.

Israel is the most powerful country in the region. Our enemies know it. The armed forces and other security agencies will use all necessary defensive and offensive capabilities to stem this wave of terrorism.said Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

Two of the attacks were carried out by Israeli Arabs linked to the Islamic State jihadist organization and two by Palestinians from Jenin, a city in the north of the occupied West Bank, considered a stronghold of Palestinian armed factions.

In Tel Aviv, 14 people died in the attack.

The attack took place in an area crowded with bars and restaurants.

Photo: AP/Ariel Schalit

The Palestinian armed Islamist movements Hamas and Islamic Jihad, on the list of organizations terrorists of the United States and the European Union, welcomed the attacks, which the United Nations deplored.

There is no glory in terrorism. These acts must stop now and be condemned by alltweeted Tor Wennesland, the envoy for the Middle East.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attacks on Thursday night. A man opened fire on Dizengoff Street, an artery in the center of the coastal metropolis known for its restaurants, killing Eytam Magini and Tomer Morad, 27-year-old childhood friends who lived in Kfar Saba (center), and injuring a dozen , some seriously.

People started running shouting “there is a terrorist”. We ran inside the restaurant. In the crush, people were falling. Staff were pushing people into the kitchen. We were crowded and panicked. »

A quote from Dror Yeheskel, who was having a drink with his brother on Dizengoff Street, when the shooting started

On Friday, people crouching outside the security barriers laid flowers and candles outside the bar where the attack was concentrated.

The funerals of Eytam Magini and Tomer Morad will take place on Sunday.

After a difficult night and long hours of searches by the police, the security services and the army, we succeeded [vendredi] morning to tighten the noose around the terrorist who was killed in an exchange of fire in Jaffa, south of Tel Aviv, a few kilometers from the scene of the attack, said police chief commissioner Yaacov Shabtai.

According to the Shin Bet, the attacker, Raëd Hazem, 28, was a Palestinian no known affiliation to an armed faction originating from the Jenin sector, in the West Bank, Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967.

Crossing point linking Jenin to Israel closed

Anyone who helped [l’assaillant]indirectly or directly, will pay the pricewarned Naftali Bennett, ordering the closure of the Jalameh crossing point linking the Jenin region to Israel, in order to reduce the possibility of movement to this sector and from of this sector.

It is from Jenin that the Palestinian author of an attack which killed five people on March 29 was also from Bnei Brak, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town near Tel Aviv.

In the process, the Israeli army had carried out raids in Jenin, killing three fighters from Islamic Jihad, the main Palestinian armed movement after Hamas.

In addition, the Israeli police were on alert for the first big Friday prayer of the fasting month of Ramadan on the esplanade of the Mosques in East Jerusalem, the Palestinian sector occupied by Israel.

In 2021, clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police on the sidelines of Ramadan rallies in East Jerusalem, territory occupied since 1967 by Israel, led to an 11-day war between Hamas and the Israeli army.

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