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Israel builds new settler houses following a deadly knife attack



Israel is to build hundreds of new homes in a settlement in the occupied West Bank, where one Palestinian stabbed three Israelis, one deadly, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Friday.

"The Best Response to Terrorism is the Expansion of Settlements" Lieberman wrote on Twitter announcing 400 new housing units in the Adam settlement north of Jerusalem the day after the deadly stabbing.

The youthful assailant sneaked into a settlement on Thursday night by climbing a wall. "19659004] He apparently stabbed three people by chance before he was shot.

The army called the man Yotam Ovadia (31 ) died with Israeli media saying he has two small children.

A 58-year-old victim It was said he was badly wounded but stable, with the third victim slightly injured.

The assailant later became an official Palestinian media identified as Mohammed Dar Youssef, 17, of the village of Kobar.

The army said Friday they had raided the village and interrogated a number of them

During the attack on Friday morning, clashes broke out between young Palestinians and Soldiers who fired tear gas.

"The rioters hurled large stones and incendiary bombs and rolled burning tires at (Israeli) troops Combat reacted, said an army statement.

The clashes were over on Friday morning, an AFP photographer said, even though the army had set up a checkpoint on the outskirts of the village.

Official Palestinian News Agency Wafa said three people have been arrested.

The army added it was "reinforcing the defense of Adam and other settlements."

– US condemning "barbaric attack" –

All Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank is considered illegal by the international community

Israel rejects the widespread view that settlement expansion is one of the biggest obstacles to peace with the Palestinians.

Palestinian attacks support Israelis in the West Bank

The Special Envoy of the US President Donald Trump, Jason Greenblatt, called on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, whose Fatah movement is leading the West Bank government, to condemn the attack.

"Another barbaric attack tonight. When will President Abbas and the Palestinian leaders condemn the violence? He wrote on Twitter.

There was no response from Abbas' government, which has split from the Trump administration because of its stance on Israel.

Lone Palestinian aggressor in recent years in the West Bank, Jerusalem and elsewhere several deadly stabbing and rallies against Israelis.

The attack came after a period of relative calm in the West Bank

The Last Knife Assault in a West Bank Settlement took place in April when a Palestinian tried to capture an Israeli with a Palestinian Screwing a screwdriver near a gas station in an industrial area of ​​the Maale Adumim settlement east of Jerusalem.

Gaza has witnessed repeated violence between the Israeli army and Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 154 Palestinians since the end of March

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which governs Gaza, has vowed revenge Israeli strikes in the coastal enclave have killed a number of its members in recent weeks

In a statement on late Thursday, Hamas praised the "courageous operation" in the West Bank without assuming responsibility.

"The West Bank is ready and able to avenge the blood of the martyrs," it said.

Israeli security forces at the Adam settlement in the occupied West Bank on July 26, 2018 after a knife attack

An Israeli border guard in clashes with Palestinian demonstrators in the village of Kobar, in the occupied West Bank, on July 27, 2018 [19659029] A Palestinian protester throws stones at Israeli security forces in clashes with the village of Kobar in the occupied West Bank on July 27, 2018


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