According to officials, three militants who were responsible for the fatal shooting of a British-Israeli woman and her two daughters in the West Bank last month were killed by Israeli forces on Thursday.
The operation in Nablus resulted in injuries to a number of Palestinians by Israeli troops.
On April 7, Lucy Dee, 48, and her daughters Rina, 15, and Maia, 20, were fatally shot by two gunmen while driving near the Hamra settlement. While the daughters were killed instantly, their mother succumbed to her injuries three days later in the hospital.
In an early morning raid involving over 200 Israeli troops, tear gas and rubber bullets were used to disperse the crowds. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) identified the gunmen as Hassan Qatanani and Moaz Masri, both Hamas members. Additionally, Ibrahim Jabr, a senior Hamas operative who helped the gunmen escape, was also killed during the raid.
The Palestinian health ministry confirmed three deaths but was unable to identify two of the men due to their injuries. Tear gas inhalation also resulted in the hospitalization of students from a nearby school.
The Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, subsequently confirmed that the three men were responsible for the attack on the family.
“Our message to those who harm us, and those who want to harm us, is that whether it takes a day, a week or a month — you can be certain that we will settle accounts with you,” Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after the raid.
According to the IDF, a Palestinian woman, identified by the Palestinian health ministry as Iman Odeh, was killed near Hawara after allegedly stabbing a soldier who sustained minor injuries.
As of now in 2023, Israeli forces have reportedly killed over 100 Palestinians, while Palestinians have killed 18 Israelis in attacks. In addition, one Ukrainian and one Italian have also been killed in Palestinian attacks.