Hamas’s armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, claimed responsibility today for the attack carried out by three attackers at a checkpoint that separates Jerusalem from the occupied West Bank. West Bankwhere at least one Israeli soldier was killed.

This attack was carried out “to avenge the blood of the martyrs of Gaza”, it is clarified in the statement signed by “Qassam Brigades – West Bank”, on the 41st day of the war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Earlier, the Israeli military announced in a press release that an Israeli soldier succumbed to his injuries after being attacked with an automatic weapon this morning in the West Bank.

Avraham Fetena, 20, was seriously wounded by bullets in the attack near an army checkpoint between the West Bank and Jerusalem, according to Israeli police, who said three Palestinian attackers were killed by Israeli fire.