Israeli security officers have arrested five Palestinians for shooting a Palestinian man near the West Bank city of Hebron.
Israeli security forces said on Monday that two Palestinians, who were not named, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Israeli officials said they believe the shooting was a revenge attack against the Israeli soldiers who were detaining the Palestinians in Hebron after a fatal attack on the family of a Palestinian teenager.
The attack happened Saturday in Hebra, where the Palestinian family was traveling with their son, 15-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir, who was killed on October 10.
Abu Khdeira was shot by Israeli forces who said they were responding to a stabbing attack on a family visiting a refugee camp.
The boy’s mother and brother were wounded in the shooting, but have since been released.
The family said Abu Khdreir’s brother was the driver of the car that was involved in the attack, which was caught on camera by a bystander.
According to the police, the four men who were arrested were released on the condition that they not speak to the media.
The Palestinian Authority and the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) condemned the incident and called on the Palestinian Authority to release all the suspects.
I’ll do everything to prevent this from happening again, said Istihat Zuhayyeh, the president of ISM.
He urged Israel to release the suspects and allow the family to be reunited.
The killing of Abu Khdaireh, and the shooting of his family, has stirred anger in the West Jerusalem neighborhoods of East Jerusalem and Shuafat, home to the Israeli-Palestinian capital of Ramallah.
Since the start of the year, Palestinians have been protesting in Shuafats’ Shuhada Street after the death of the 16-year old Abu Khduireh.
Some have also set fire to tires on the main road, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Police said the shooting took place in Hebara, a predominantly Arab area in East Jerusalem.
The Israeli forces responded with live fire and tear gas to disperse the crowd, which reportedly included members of the Israeli security force.
The three other Palestinians arrested were arrested in Hebira, and one of them was released on a personal recognizance bond.