Israel Destroys Two Hamas Terror Tunnels in Overnight Raid


Two Israelis were killed and at least two others wounded Friday in a suspected auto ramming near the Jewish settlement of Mevo Dotan in the northern West Bank, Israeli media reported.

Israeli forces detained at least 19 Palestinians during overnight raids between Saturday and Sunday from across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds, according to a statement from the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS).

The driver of the vehicle - identified as Alaa Kabha, born in 1991 - was already in custody, having been detained injured at the scene late Friday and taken to hospital under guard.

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The attack took place near the Mevo Dotan settlement in the West Bank.

Israeli tanks on Saturday fired shells at the eastern border of Gaza, said an Israeli military spokesman.

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There has been a spike in violence since President Donald Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Palestinians also see the city as their capital and Trump's recognition broke with decades of US policy that Jerusalem's status would be negotiated between the parties.

26-year-old Ala Qabha of the village of Barta'a near Jenin confessed to carrying out the attack, the Shin Bet security service said.

"On the basis of quality intelligence and groundbreaking technology, Israel is destroying tunnels one-by-one", Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement.

Stabbings and car-ramming have been widely used by Palestinian assailants.

The Palestinian terror group Hamas praised the attack, saying that it "proves our people's readiness to continue the Jerusalem intifada".