At least two Israeli border police officers were killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq (ISIS), a terrorist group in northern Israel, on Sunday.
According to local reports, several other civilians were injured in the attack in Hadera.
In response, the two terrorists who attacked were killed by undercover police.
The Israeli border guard has identified two police officers as Yezen Falah and Shirel Abukarat. Both are 19 years old and the Times of Israel report.
“Two police officers died in a fight with armed terrorists tonight,” said the border guard, praising the courage of the police officers who endangered their lives to protect the security of the country.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted via Telegram.
Surveillance camera footage circulating in the Israeli media showed two bearded shooters appearing to be firing with assault rifles on Hadera’s main street.
Police said terrorists came to the bus stop with 1,100 bullets, three pistols and six knives. They began firing at the two victims and reported robbing the rifle owned by one of the victims. The Times of Israel.
Terrorists also fired at passers-by before being shot and killed by undercover police officers eating at a nearby restaurant.
Two civilians were seriously injured and the other four were slightly injured in the attack. After the attack at the Jerusalem Post, after showing symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome, five passers-by were taken to the Hillerjafe Medical Center. report..
The attack occurred when Israeli Foreign Minister Yale Rapid was hosting a summit meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Negref on Sunday with counterparts in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Egypt.
Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tweet All foreign ministers who attended the summit condemned Hadera’s attack and urged the victims’ families to express their condolences.
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Rapid called the attack “evil” and “an attempt by violent extremists to terrorize and damage the structure of life” in Israel.
“Israel will fight terrorism without compromise, and we will resolutely cooperate with our allies against those who try to hurt us,” Yair reportedly said by the ministry.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Tweet The United States has denounced “such meaningless acts of violence and murder” by terrorists and promised to “cooperate with Israeli partners.”
On March 22, last week, Arab perpetrators reportedly killed four people in a car crash in the southern city of Beersheba before being shot dead by Israeli citizens.
Reuters contributed to this report.