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Israeli police raise alert, detain 42 Palestinians after attack on settlement

January 29, 2023 at 2:38 pm

Police officers guard the scene were two Israelis were wounded in a shooting by a 13 year old Palestinian boy in East Jerusalem on January 28, 2023 in Jerusalem, Israel. [Amir Levy/Getty Images]

Israeli police on Saturday raised alert, a day after seven illegal settlers were killed in a shooting attack in occupied East Jerusalem, reports Anadolu Agency.

Israeli public broadcaster KAN said Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai ordered the alert to be raised to the highest level following Friday’s resistance attack.

Israel identified the attacker as Khairi Alqam, a 21-year-old resident of East Jerusalem. Police said the attacker was shot dead as he attempted to escape the scene of the attack on foot.

Meanwhile, Israeli police said its forces had detained 42 relatives and neighbours of Alqam for questioning.

Friday’s attack came a day after nine Palestinians were killed and dozens injured in an Israeli military operation in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

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