Palestinian gunman kills Israeli soldier outside of Kedumim, Bezalel Smotrich's home settlement


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Israeli security forces at the scene of a shooting attack, in Kedumim, in Samaria, July 4, 2023.

(JTA) - A Palestinian gunman killed an Israeli soldier when security forces stopped the gunman while he was driving near the Kedumim settlement in northern Samaria. The gunman was killed after the attack.

Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack on Thursday, noting that Kedumim is where Bezalel Smotrich, the minister responsible for Judea and Samaria, lives.

"Tell the criminal Zionist Minister Smotrich that al-Qassam almost knocked on your door," the Jerusalem Post quoted Qassam Brigades, a militia affiliated with Hamas, as saying.

Hamas said the attack was retaliation for a massive Isra...

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