For the first time since the end of the Second Intifada 17 years ago, Israel has used an armed drone against Palestinian militias in West Bank. After nine o’clock on Wednesday night, his missile hit a car in the area of beat it after its occupants – according to the army – fired at the Israeli crossing of To install Jalamah. Three armed men were killed in the targeted air strike that comes a day after the attack in which two Palestinians from the Islamist group Hamas four Israelis were killed at a gas station near the settlement of Eli. Islamic Jihad vows revenge for what it calls the “cowardly murder” of its troops.
“The terrorist cell had recently carried out a series of armed attacks against communities in Judea and Samaria. After the identification of the terrorist cell, a UAV fired at her and neutralized her,” communicated the military spokesman after the first “selective air attack” in the West Bank since 2006. And he justifies it by claiming that the commando was going to carry out more shots against Israeli troops and citizens.
He unprecedented use of an armed drone in the West Bank -until now this type of aircraft only carried out reconnaissance and surveillance missions- confirms that this area and especially in Yen y Nablus, staged its worst escalation in recent years with a significant increase in attacks and armed confrontations between soldiers and militiamen during the increasingly frequent raids by the army and the anti-terrorist unit of the Israel Police.
Following Monday’s armed Palestinian attack on a restaurant in the West Bank, pressure increased from the leadership of the settlements and the right on the prime minister. Benjamin Netanyahu and the Defense Minister Yoav Gallant to launch a broad ground offensive against the militias in the north of the territory occupied by Israel in the war of 1967. The use of drones may from now on be the new resource of the Sea fish before ordering a large-scale operation that could last several days or weeks.
“Against terrorism we will adopt an offensive and proactive approach, we will use all the means at our disposal and we will make every terrorist or terrorist planner pay a very high price,” he reacted. Gallant on twitter after the official confirmation of the impact of the car that was closely followed after leaving the Jenin refugee camp. The army, which released the images of the rifles found in the attacked car, has the bodies of the three militiamen.