Two Israelis killed in second ISIS rampage within a week — Analysis
Two police officers were killed in central Israel by gunmen. The militant group claims responsibility
ISIS claimed Monday responsibility for the shooting in which two Arab gunmen killed two Israeli officers and wounded four more. This was just one week after ISIS’ second rampage.
This attack took place on Sunday as the gunmen opened fire at a meeting in Negev between four Arab foreign ministers and representatives from the United States. Four people were killed in stabbing attacks in south Israel by a single attacker who was inspired ISIS less than a week earlier.
The attack started when two men shot at Hadera from security video. Two of them were members the Israeli Border Police antiterrorism unit. Ambulance services and police quickly responded to the emergency.
“This was murder for the sake of murder and terror for the sake of terror,”Yair Lapid, Israeli foreign minister, said that he was joined by representatives from Egypt, Bahrain, Morocco, UAE, and the USA. “the terrorist goal is to intimidate us.”
Nasser Bourita (Moroccan Foreign Minister) addressed the terrorist attack and claimed that “our presence here today is, I think, the best response to such attacks.”
Via the Amaq news agency, ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, saying two of the militant group’s members had killed two Israeli security forces.
These rampages occur before Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said his “heart breaks”Over the attack, he issued a statement while he was at home isolating from Covid after testing positive.
Israel’s police will establish checkpoints at major roads across the country starting Tuesday, as citizens are urged to stay vigilant.
Ramadan will begin Saturday. Ramadan has been known to see violence between Israeli police officers and Muslim protesters. Conflict between Israel’s forces and Gaza’s last year erupted due to clashes. Hamas (Islamic militant group ruling Gaza) praised the killings and called it “a great victory.” “heroic operation.”
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