Shooting Near a West Bank Checkpoint Kills at Least 1

A shooting near a checkpoint in the Israeli-occupied West Bank killed at least one person and injured several others Thursday morning.

Three Palestinians used automatic weapons to fire from a car toward a traffic jam in front of the A Za’im checkpoint, which leads to Jerusalem, the Israeli police said. All three attackers were killed, Eli Levy, a police spokesman, said in a video statement.

Hamas praised the shooting in a statement, calling it a “natural response” to what it described as Israeli crimes in Gaza and the West Bank.

The checkpoint is on a main highway between Ma’ale Adumim, one of Israel’s largest settlements in the West Bank, and Jerusalem.

Israel’s emergency medical service said that a man in his twenties had been killed by the attackers. It said five others were being treated at hospitals for gunshot wounds, and one was in serious condition. The emergency medical service received a call reporting a shooting at about 7:30 a.m.

Mr. Levy called the attack terrorism.

Last week, a shooting that Israeli authorities also labeled terrorism killed two people and wounded four others at a bus station in central Israel. The country has been on high alert since the Hamas-led attacks on Oct. 7.

Adam Rasgon contributed reporting.

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