On Tuesday evening, the Israeli army lifted a gag order on information regarding the arrest of five Palestinians from Ni’lin village, west of Ramallah, who reportedly carried out a shooting attack targeting Israeli soldiers, last week.

The army identified four of the Palestinians as Barakat Khawaja, 39, Hamza Nafe’, 20, Khalil Othman, 23, Mahmoud Khawaja, 24, while the fifth is under the age of 18, and his name was not released to the media.

According to a report by the Israeli Radio, the Israeli Security Services found out while interrogating the Palestinians that they purchased weapons in the West Bank, and carried out a drive-by shooting attack targeting the army.

It added that the army managed to locate the vehicle, and the weapons, used in the said attack.