"The security forces are in pursuit of the reprehensible murderer". Several Palestinians have been arrested for questioning in connection with the attack. (Emphasis added.) In fact, officials rightly characterized yesterday's attack in the Barkan industrial park, in which a Palestinian gunman fatally shot two Israeli civilians and wounded a third, as a terror attack, not a militant attack.
Barkan has been touted as a rare example of Israeli-Palestinian coexistence.
A spokesman for the Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, who is based in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, voiced disapproval of the fuel delivery.
"I call on the Palestinian leadership to condemn this murderous attack and to use the forces at their disposal to capture the terrorist and those who aided him", Rivlin declared.
Since then, four of the hundreds of attacks of cold steel and firearms, explosive devices, and collisions of cars in Israel and the West Bank of the Jordan river was killed more than 50 Israelis and a few foreigners.
Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 28, and Ziv Hajbi, 35, were shot dead at a factory near the Jewish settlement of Ariel.
The weapons also pose a security challenge for the Israeli military as these weapons are made at home with separate parts, such as scrap paintball guns and pipes, which are welded together.
Two trucks brought fuel across Israel's border into the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in a Qatari- and United Nations -backed effort to ease conditions in the enclave and stem any escalation in Palestinian-Israeli violence.
The Israeli army detained a total of 378 Palestinians last month, including 10 women and 52 children, according to three Palestinian advocacy groups.
Israeli forces conduct overnight detention raids nearly on a daily basis across the West Bank, triggering clashes with residents.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad praised the killing, saying it shows the close connection between brothers in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza Strip.
Israeli soldiers responded with tear gas and live fire. It killed more than 2,000 Palestinians in just seven weeks.