JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s emergency service says that two Israelis have been killed by a Palestinian attacker in a stabbing in the occupied West Bank.
The Magen David Adom paramedic service says the two were killed in Tuesday's attack in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.
Earlier, the Israeli military said the attacker was shot as he tried to flee the scene. The Palestinian Health Ministry said confirmed he was killed.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid sent condolences to the families of those killed in the attack and said Israel was “fighting terror nonstop and full force.”
“Our security forces are working around the clock to protect Israeli citizens and harm terror infrastructure everywhere, all the time,” he said.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man stabbed three Israelis in a settlement in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday before he was shot and killed by Israeli security personnel, Israeli paramedics and Palestinian officials said.
The three stabbed people were being treated for serious injuries following the attack near a gas station in the West Bank settlement of Ariel, the medics said.
The Israeli military said the Palestinian attacked Israelis at the entrance to the settlement’s industrial zone, then proceeded to a nearby gas station and stabbed more people there.
It said the attacker was shot fleeing the scene. Amateur video aired on Israeli television appeared to show the suspected attacker running down a highway and collapsing to the ground after he was shot.
The Palestinian Health Ministry later confirmed a Palestinian man was killed. There was no immediate word on his motive for the stabbing.
The attack was latest in a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence in the West Bank and east...