The manhunt continues for the terrorist who killed Israeli father of six Raziel Shevach, as Israeli security forces braced for violence.
Israeli forces surrounded the Palestinian city of Shechem and nearby villages overnight Thursday, arresting 18 wanted Palestinians across the area as part of efforts to apprehend the shooter who killed Shevach.
Security checkpoints at the entrances and exits to Shechem as well as its environs remained in place on Friday as the search for Shevach’s shooter was ongoing. On Thursday, a 16-year-old Palestinian was killed in a clash in the village of Bureen, near Shechem, the Palestinian health ministry said. An IDF spokesperson said troops searching the area for suspects had come under attack from “a massive barrage of rocks” and that troops had fired at the main instigator.
The IDF spokesperson said violent clashes had erupted at two locations along the Gaza border, involving some 50 rioters hurling rocks and rolling burning tires, endangering the troops. The Israeli soldiers responded with warning shots followed by directed fire, according the spokesperson.