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Israel raids West Bank village following deadly stabbing attack: army
From:Xinhua  |  2018-07-29 17:24

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JERUSALEM, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Israel's army said on Sunday it had raided the West Bank village of a Palestinian teen who perpetrated a deadly stabbing attack in a settlement on Thursday.

A military statement said the raid took place in the village of Kauber, north of Ramallah city, during the weekend.

"As part of the operation, the forces searched the area, questioned suspects and confiscated terror funds and inciting materials," the statement read.

The troops also blocked all of the entrances and exits to the village and conducted security checks to anyone wishing to enter or leave the place.

The raid triggered violent protest, during which local Palestinian youths hurled firebombs and large rocks at the forces and rolled burning tires at them, while the soldiers fired rubber-coated bullets and other "riot dispersal means," the military said.

The military added that army forces "will continue to operate to protect" the settlers in the area.

On Thursday, Mohammed Tareq Dar Yousef, a 17-year-old youth from Kauber, broke into the settlement of Adam and stabbed three Israeli settlers before he was shot dead. One of the injured, Yotam Ovadia, 31, later succumbed to his wounds and died in hospital.

Israel has seen a wave of Palestinian attacks, mainly stabbing, on security forces and civilians over the past two years, although the number of these types of attacks had significantly dropped recently.

The settlement of Adam, also known as Geva Binyamin, is located in a territory occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war. Israel has controlled these lands ever since, despite international criticism. Palestinians wish to establish their future state in these territories.

The settlements are considered illegal under international law.