TULKARM, West Bank, (Reuters) – The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility on Friday for a suicide bombing that killed an Israeli soldier and two Palestinian bystanders in the occupied West Bank.
The claim broadcast over loudhailers in the nearby village of Attil named the bomber who carried out Thursday”s attack in the Palestinian-ruled city of Tulkarm as 19-year-old Suhaib Ajami. Ajami came from Attil.
Sworn to the Jewish state”s destruction, Islamic Jihad has helped to spearhead a Palestinian revolt that was launched in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 2000. It has carried out several attacks during a 9-month-old truce declared by militant groups.
The Israeli army said on Friday it had arrested 10 Palestinians suspected of being linked to the suicide bomber.