Two Israeli soldiers wounded in Palestinian shooting in flashpoint town
Two Israeli soldiers were wounded on Saturday, the military said, in a drive-by shooting claimed by a Palestinian armed group in the flashpoint town of Huwara in the occupied West Bank.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLFP) said in a statement that it had carried out the shooting. The military said it was in pursuit of the suspect.
It was the third shooting reported around Huwara within a month, raising fears of further violence during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan that partly coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover in April.
On Sunday, as Israeli and Palestinian officials made commitments at a meeting in Egypt to de-escalate violence, a Palestinian gunman opened fire on an Israeli couple in their car in Huwara, wounding the man.