IDF Beefs Up Presence in West Bank After Deadly Palestinian Attack

A picture taken on July 26, 2018 shows Israeli security forces at the Adam settlement in the occupied West Bank where a stabbing attack took place. - Three Israelis were wounded in a knife attack in a West Bank settlement close to Ramallah, the Israeli army said. (Photo by Ahmad …
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military has sent forces to the West Bank after a Palestinian killed one Israeli and wounded two others.

It said Friday that troops are searching the area near where the attack took place.

Israeli authorities say a Palestinian infiltrated the Adam settlement and stabbed three people in a house Thursday night. One man later died of his wounds.

The attacker was shot and killed at the scene.

Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza, issued a statement praising the attack but did not claim responsibility for it.

Spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the attack “was a brave operation that responds to the daily ugly crimes the occupation commits against our people.”

Israelis have faced a wave of Palestinian attacks, mostly stabbings, on civilians and soldiers over the past two years.

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