Published: Wed, March 20, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Palestinian official denies calling Ariel terror attack ‘criminal’

Palestinian official denies calling Ariel terror attack ‘criminal’

Israel is "mourning" a 47-year-old rabbi, Achiad Ettinger, who died on Monday after being shot a day earlier by a 19-year-old Palestinian, Mr Netanyahu said on Twitter.

He then reportedly fired on three vehicles, hitting a 47-year-old rabbi who later died, before hijacking a auto and driving to another nearby junction.

Another IDF soldier, Alexander Dvorsky, 19, was also injured in the shooting spree and remained in critical condition on Monday.

"One Israeli is dead", Israeli army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said of the attacks near the Ariel junction southwest of Nablus, carried out by a "terrorist" who "appears to be Palestinian".

The dailies reported that Israeli settlers stepped up their attacks against Palestinians to the south and west of Nablus, throwing rocks at Palestinian vehicles driving on roads near settlements in the area.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday gave orders to demolish the house of Omar Amin Abu Laila, the Palestinian terrorist who murdered two people at the Ariel junction on Sunday.

Palestinian landowners and West Bank residents filed to intervene in a lawsuit against Airbnb over the booking platform's decision to remove listings for Israeli settlements in the West Bank in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Another Israeli driver ran from his vehicle, which the terrorist then stole and drove off in the direction of Tel Aviv.

A group of Palestinians has filed a request to intervene in a lawsuit between Israeli settlers and Airbnb Inc., alleging that several Israeli settlement listings on the US-based company's website are on lands that actually belong to them.

We were told explicitly that we were waging psychological war, that we were there to intimidate them. Two others were wounded, one of them fatally. Troops went house to house to search for the gunman and the military said it had surveyed the suspect's home for demolition - a longstanding Israeli tactic that it argues is to deter attacks. Gantz, a former armed forces chief, said Regev was using Israeli deaths for "political propaganda".

The news outlet also reported that Israeli forces are still searching for the attack suspect.

In a follow-up comment, Greenblatt said: "Disgustingly, but not surprisingly, Hamas & Palestinian Islamic Jihad welcomed the attack & no doubt the Palestinian Authority will reward the terrorist under its pay for slay policy". Hamas officials later made statements that the rockets, which cause no harm, were fired as a "mistake". Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed in 2014. Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip and has an increasingly powerful presence in the West Bank, said the shooting was in response to "the crimes of the Israeli occupation".

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