Israeli authorities arrested at least three Palestinians in connection with a deadly attack on an Israeli military checkpoint on Saturday night.

Israeli police are still conducting a manhunt for the suspected gunman in Saturday’s attack, which killed an 18-year-old female soldier and left three more wounds. The IDF identified the deceased soldier as Noa Lazar.

“Our hearts tonight are with the injured and their families,” said Prime Minister Yair Lapid. “Terrorism will not defeat us. We are strong even in this difficult evening”.

“We will not remain silent and we will not stop until we have brought the abominable killers to justice,” he added.

HISTORY WAKES UP THE MIDDLE EAST WITH PALESTINES ACCUSED OF ERASING HISTORY

Israeli security forces patrol near the scene of a fire attack near the Shuafat refugee camp in Jerusalem on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Israeli police say armed attackers opened fire on an Israeli military checkpoint in East Jerusalem, seriously injuring at least two people. (Photo AP / Mahmoud Illean)
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Armed Palestinians carry the body of Mahmoud Al-Sous, covered by a flag of the militant group of Islamic Jihad, during his funeral in the West Bank city of Jenin on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Palestinians on Saturday at one. firefight that broke out during a military raid in the West Bank.  (Photo AP / Majdi Mohammed)

Armed Palestinians carry the body of Mahmoud Al-Sous, covered by a flag of the militant group of Islamic Jihad, during his funeral in the West Bank city of Jenin on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Israeli soldiers shot and killed two Palestinians on Saturday at one. firefight that broke out during a military raid in the West Bank. (Photo AP / Majdi Mohammed)

ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT: THE WHITE HOUSE DEFENDS ITSELF NOT BY PUBLICALLY ASKING THE STOP THE FIRE, SAYS THE APPROACH IS ‘QUIET’

Tensions escalated in Israel and the West Bank in the days following the end of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Four Palestinian teenagers have been killed in Israeli operations in the West Bank since Friday.

Two of the teenagers were killed in a fire fight with Israeli forces on Saturday. IDF soldiers reportedly surrounded a house in the West Bank in an attempt to capture a member of the militant group of Islamic Jihad. The Palestinian Ministry of Health has identified the dead as Mahmoud al-Sous, 18, and Ahmad Daraghmeh, 16.

Israeli security forces gather during clashes with Palestinian protesters at the Al Aqsa mosque complex in Jerusalem's old city on Friday, April 15, 2022. (AP Photo / Mahmoud Illean)

Israeli security forces gather during clashes with Palestinian protesters at the Al Aqsa mosque complex in Jerusalem’s old city on Friday, April 15, 2022. (AP Photo / Mahmoud Illean)
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Israel has occupied the West Bank since 1967.

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