Israel stated it was “shocked and saddened” by the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, in which Patrick Crusius killed 20 people and injured 26 others on Saturday at a Walmart.
“We are shocked and saddened by the horrific tragedy that has struck El Paso. We stand side-by-side with those who have been impacted by this violence,” Israel’s Consulate in Houston stated.
“Israel grieves with the great people of Texas today,” the statement said.
An Arab terrorist on Thursday fired shots at IDF troops in Samaria.
No Israelis were injured in the incident. The Terrorist fled the scene.
Reports say that the terrorist was riding a motorcycle while firing at the troops.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday evening met with US Presidential senior adviser Jared Kushner and White House Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt at his office in Jerusalem.
US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer were also present at the meeting.
Israeli forces securing the entry of Israeli worshippers to pray at Joseph’s Tomb in the city of Shechem (Nablus) on Monday night were attacked by Arab terrorists.
Troops clearing the path for the worshippers’ entry exposed and neutralized a pipe bomb.
Some 1,200 Israeli worshippers arrived at Joseph’s Tomb to pray, as Arab rioters set fire to tires and threw rocks at the forces securing them, who responded with crowd dispersal means.
The prayers proceed unhindered, and there were no Israel casualties in the clashes.
In related news, Israeli forces carrying out counter-terrorism operations throughout Judea and Samaria arrested 15 wanted persons suspected of involvement in terror activities and violent disturbances against civilians and soldiers. The suspects were transferred for questioning.
IDF forces on Sunday night captured two Arabs infiltrating from the northern Gaza Strip. The infiltrators were not armed.
They were transferred for questioning.
These infiltration attempts happen several times a week, usually by Gazan Arabs seeking work in Israel. However, the Israeli forces treat each such incident as a potential terrorist attack.
In related news, Israeli forces carrying out counter-terrorism operations throughout Judea and Samaria arrested six wanted persons suspected of involvement in terror activities and violent disturbances against civilians and soldiers. The suspects were transferred for questioning.