Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Killing Two Police Officers in Israel

The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group on Monday claimed responsibility for attack involving two Arab gunmen that killed two Israeli police officers and wounded four others in the northern city of Hadera on Sunday.

“Two terrorists arrived at Herbert Samuel Street in Hadera, and began shooting at police forces there as a result two officers dead,” police said in a statement. The Israeli counter-terrorism forces shot dead the two assailants, police added.

Sunday’s attack took place while Israel’s Foreign Minister, Yair Lapid was hosting the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his other counterparts from three Arab states that recently normalized ties with Israel.

“I briefed the participants of the Negev Summit on the details of the Hadera attack,” Lapid said in a statement issued by his office. “All the foreign ministers condemned the attack, sent their condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded,” Lapid added.

“Tonight’s heinous terror attack is an attempt by violent extremists to terrorize and to damage the fabric of life here,” Lapid said, and sent condolences to the families of the murdered and wished recovery to the wounded.

Lapid said that the “State of Israel will uncompromisingly fight terrorism, and we will resolutely stand together with our allies against anyone who tries to harm us.”

Israeli army said that they were deploying additional forces in and around the occupied West Bank in order to prevent terrorist attacks.

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