Two Separate Terror Attacks Overnight in West Bank, Jerusalem | Homeland Security

A Palestinian uses a slingshot to hurl stones amid smoke during clashes with Israeli troops in Ramallah

Two Israelis have been killed in a shooting incident in the occupied West Bank.

The IDF expressed concern that the shooting could lead to copycat attacks and said it was exploring the possibility of a link between the shooting and Sunday's terror attack at the Ofra settlement.

Two Israelis were also killed by a gunman near the West Bank settlement of Ofra.

The day of violence began when two Border Police officers were lightly hurt in a pre-dawn stabbing in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Israeli police said Ashraf Naalweh was found armed near the West Bank city of Nablus and was killed during an arrest raid.

The attack came hours after security forces killed two Palestinians, with fears of wider unrest.

Israeli Defense Forces apprehended multiple Palestinians they suspect are responsible for a drive-by shooting that happened outside a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Sunday, according to local reports.

What do we know about Thursday's attacks?

Israelis living in the biblical heartland have demanded that the government impose a blanket travel ban on Palestinians until the violence ceases and the Palestinian Authority does more to deter its citizens from attacking Jews.

"In recent days, we definitely feel like the situation (in the West Bank) is getting worse", Shalom Galil, a paramedic who assisted at the scene of the shooting, told Israeli Army Radio.

That attack wounded seven people, including a woman who was seven months pregnant.

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The statement did not say if Barghouti was suspected of being the gunman or an accomplice.

Conricus declined to comment on whether there was a connection between Thursday's shooting and the attack earlier this week, but he said the army was "investigating such theories", and responding to the current "environment of incitement" in the West Bank. The closure extends to and includes the city of Ramallah, which is the seat the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank.

The two were employees of the recycling company where Naalwa worked.

Israel seized control of the West Bank and east Jerusalem in a 1967 war. It said forces were searching the area for the attacker.

While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, Fawzi Barhoum, a Gaza-based spokesman for the armed Islamist group Hamas, hailed that attack as an "heroic and courageous operation".

"The flame of resistance in the (West) Bank will remain alive until the occupation is defeated on all our land", Hamas said.

Some 200 mourners gathered at the cemetery for the funeral overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, shielding the tiny body wrapped in a prayer shawl from the falling rain.

On October 7, Naalwa allegedly shot and killed two Israelis, 28-year-old Kim Yehezhel and 35-year-old Ziv Hagbi, in the Barkan industrial zone settlement.

Police identified the man as a 26-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank.

The male officer was stabbed in the face, near his eye.

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