Police mentioned earlier they had been looking for Musa Sarsour, 28, from the West Financial institution metropolis of Qalqilya. They had been treating the dying as an assault with nationalist motives, police mentioned.
The girl was discovered unconscious on the aspect of a street and Israeli media reported that safety digicam footage, which captured the assault, confirmed the girl being struck from behind with a heavy object.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, who was on the United Nations Normal Meeting in New York, known as the killing a “surprising assault by a despicable and cowardly terrorist.”
The assault comes as Israel continues day by day arrest raids within the occupied West Financial institution that had been prompted by a spate of lethal violence in opposition to Israelis within the spring.
A whole bunch of Palestinians have been arrested since and a few 90 have been killed, making this yr the deadliest for Palestinians since 2016. A lot of these killed have been militants, in keeping with Israel, whereas others have been native youths killed whereas throwing stones or firebombs at Israeli troops.