Shooting on the highway in the West Bank: At least one person was killed and several others were injured in shooting on the outskirts of Jerusalem

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Israeli security personnel patrol following a shooting in the occupied West Bank.


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At least one person was killed and others were injured today, Thursday, in a shooting incident on a highway in the occupied West Bank on the outskirts of Jerusalem, according to Israeli authorities.

The Magen David Adom emergency rescue service said that a man in his twenties was killed in the accident. She added that five others were injured by bullets, including a woman in her twenties who was in serious condition.

Magen David Adom said that a sixth person was also injured, but it did not specify how she was injured.

The Israeli police said in a statement that three gunmen opened fire near the leader checkpoint after arriving in vehicles from the direction of the Maale Adumim settlement towards Jerusalem.

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The shooting occurred near the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim.

The statement said they “began firing M-16 automatic weapons at civilians in vehicles” that were waiting in traffic.

Police described the gunmen as terrorists and residents of the Bethlehem area, but no other information was provided about the identity of the shooters.

She added that the security forces “neutralized” two of the shooters at the scene of the incident and another “tried to escape.”

There was a wave of Terrorist attacks Against the Israelis in the occupied West Bank in recent weeks. At least seven were killed in a shooting Near a synagogue in Jerusalem in late January, which police chief Yaakov Shabtai described as “one of the worst terrorist attacks in the past few years.”

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This is a developing story and will be updated.

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