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Three Israelis killed in illegal West Bank settlement

Israeli forces take security measures after a Palestinian, who allegedly attempted was carrying a knife, was killed by Israeli soldiers in in West Bank on 20 July 2017 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli forces take security measures after a Palestinian, who allegedly attempted was carrying a knife, was killed by Israeli soldiers in in West Bank on 20 July 2017 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Anadolu Agency]

Three Israelis were stabbed to death and a fourth was wounded in a knife attack in the illegal Israeli settlement of Neve Tsuf on Friday, the Israeli army and media said.

The army said in a statement that the four victims were Israeli civilians and that the assailant was also shot. It was not known whether he was killed or wounded.

Israel Radio identified him as a 19-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank village of Khobar near Ramallah.

In what’s being termed the Day of Rage, thousands of Palestinians across the occupied territories are protesting Israeli impositions on Al-Aqsa today. So far, clashes with Israeli security forces have led to over 391 Palestinians being injured and resulted in the killing of 3 Palestinians: Muhammad Mahmoud Sharf, 18; Mohammed Hassan Abu Ghanam, 21; and Muhammad Laafi, 17.

Follow our live coverage of the Day of Rage at Al-Aqsa Mosque

Earlier today, Israeli forces also stormed a Jerusalem hospital to arrest injured Palestinians, while denying Human Rights Watch’s Palestine Director access to the hospital.

Solidarity marches have also taken place across the globe today, while many a world leader have been applying pressure on Israel to return to the status quo.

The family of Muhammad Hassan Abu Ghannam react to his death in the hospital where he was treated.
Muhammad was wounded by Israeli forces in Tur during clashes.

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