Three Israeli settlers injured in shooting operation, south Beit Lahm
One of the injuries was described as serious.
Three settlers have been injured as a result of a shooting operation that targeted the Tuqu' checkpoint, south of Beit Lahm, in occupied Palestine, according to Israeli media outlets.
Reports also revealed that one of the settlers suffered a severe injury after getting shot in the chest. Israeli occupation forces have launched a large-scale search operation as the fighters who carried out the operation managed to retreat from the scene unharmed.
Palestinian factions: Tuqu' operation highlights the fragility of "Israel"
Hamas spokesperson, Hazem Qassem, said that the Resistance in the West Bank continues to confront settlers in the West Bank, and this time it has upped its actions in the southern West Bank.
Qassem underlined that the Resistance is constantly expanding and developing its capabilities in the West Bank, as it will continue to respond to the occupation's crimes against the Palestinian people and their sanctities, adding that the Resistance holds the element of surprise.
On his part, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Tarek Sulmi said the operation is a natural and legitimate response to the atrocities committed by the occupation army and settlers.
Palestinian operations in occupied territories are on the rise, as only recently an operation led to the death of an Israeli soldier and the wounding of another.
The operation took place near the settlement of "Kedumim", which was built on properties belonging to three Palestinian villages, which are: Kfar Quddum, Immatain, and Jit. It is worth noting that the far-right Finance Minister, Bizayel Smotrich, resides in the same illegal settlement.
Earlier last week, Netanyahu's government launched a wide-scale aggression against the West Bank city of Jenin. In the aftermath of the aggression, it became clear that the IOF failed to achieve the reported objectives and withdrew from the city earlier than expected.
On Saturday, Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, announced on Saturday that its fighters in Jenin have developed an Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) or a self-forming warhead.
The device newly introduced to the West Bank city of Jenin has armor-piercing capabilities, which marks a huge leap forward for the Palestinian Resistance in the city.