Feb 06 2018
An Israeli settler has been stabbed and killed in a knife attack outside an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank.
The attack in the district of Salfit on Monday afternoon, on the main road near the Ariel settlement, was reportedly carried out by a Palestinian man who fled the scene, according to Israeli media.
Israeli security forces chased the man, who drove away in a vehicle but later left the car and ran away from an army vehicle chasing him. He was still at large late on Monday.
The illegal Israeli settlers was later identified as Itamar Ben Gal, 29, a rabbi from the illegal settlement of Har Bracha.
Israeli forces have dispersed to nearby towns in search of the attacker.
Local sources in Bethlehem said the illegal Israeli settlers in the area began throwing rocks at Palestinian vehicles passing by.
During Israeli operations searching for the alleged attackers, the Israeli occupation forces killed two Palestinians and wounded dozens.
The two were identified as the 18-year-old Ahmed Jarrar and the 19-year-old Ahmed Obeid.
Israeli settlements violate the Fourth Geneva Convention, which states an occupying power cannot transfer its population into the territory it occupies.
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