'Israel' asks illegal settlers to carry their firearms
The Israeli police chief asks settlers who own a gun permit to carry their arms on them.
Israeli media quoted a spokesperson for the Israeli occupation police as saying that those who have a gun permit should carry their weapons on them.
Inspector General of Police Kobi Shiftai announced "raising the state of alert to the highest level in all of Israel," following an assessment of the situation he made in connection with Al-Quds shooting.
The Israeli Walla! news website reported that Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi announced redeploying forces from the Paratroopers Brigade this morning to the occupied West Bank.
The site added that after the visit of the Minister of Police in the occupation government Itamar Ben-Gvir to the scene of the attack last night, he was confronted with screams of angry settlers who blamed him for the operation, "This happened on your watch."
Al Mayadeen correspondent pointed out that the Israeli media described the operation in Al-Quds as "greatly professional" and revealed that the occupation forces are on high alert in the West Bank and Al-Quds.
"Israel" Hayom: The attack in Al-Quds is a reality-changing event
Yoav Limor, a military affairs analyst for "Israel" Hayom, said, "Yesterday's attack in Jerusalem is the kind of attack that has the potential to change reality."
Limor added that this is the case "not only since there is the high number of casualties and the fact that the attack took place in a synagogue in Jerusalem on the eve of a Sabbath but also because it reinforces the fact that the Palestinian arena is in a particularly volatile escalation trend."
The head of the Israeli Institute for Security Studies (INSS), Tamir Hayman, described the operation as "very painful", adding that "blood is boiling."
For its part, the White House announced that President Joe Biden had discussed by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the shooting in occupied Al-Quds.
According to a WH statement, Biden offered to provide all appropriate means of support to the Israeli government and settlers in the coming days.
On Friday night, Khayri Alqam carried out a complex shooting operation in occupied Al-Quds in which he killed 7 Israeli settlers and injured others in what was described by Israeli media as a very "sophisticated and dangerous" attack.
"The attack in Al-Quds did not come out of nowhere, but rather came, apparently, in retaliation for what happened in Jenin," the Israeli media stated, adding that this comes in retaliation to the Israeli massacre that took place in Jenin two days ago and resulted in the martyrdom of 10 Palestinians, including an elderly woman.