Israel: Manhunt Continues For Suspected Shooter

Photo: AFP [via Times of Israel]

The Facts

  • On Monday, Israeli security forces resumed searching in and around the Shuafat refugee camp for the suspected gunman in an attack that killed an Israeli soldier at an East Jerusalem checkpoint on Saturday. Local media have identified the alleged shooter as 22-year-old Udai Tamimi.

  • This comes as Yamam, the Israeli special forces, raided the suspect's home on Sunday morning and arrested four people in connection to the attack, including Tamimi's brother, who reportedly turned himself in.


The Spin

Pro-Palestine narrative

Once again, the occupation forces have shown their disregard for justice and Palestinian dignity. While hunting for the suspected shooter, Israel is committing war crimes by promoting collective punishment against the entire Palestinian community living in the Shuafat refugee camp. Residents are locked inside the camp like prisoners, without access to healthcare and basic supplies, and on the brink of tragedy.

Pro-Israel narrative

This attack has shown that Israeli security forces must be ready to operate on multiple fronts, reinforcing the importance of Operation Break the Wave, which is intended to tackle rampant terrorism, and is expected to continue as long as necessary. The longer it takes, however, the more vulnerable Israel becomes both in the northern border and the West Bank due to logistical support problems.

Nerd narrative

There's a 4% chance that Israel and Palestine will hold peace talks in 2022, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


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