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Palestinian Terrorist Kills Two Israelis in West Bank Shooting Attack

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Israeli rescue and security teams gather outside a factory where a Palestinian terrorist opened fire and killed two Israelis, at Barkan Industrial Zone in the West Bank, in this still image taken from video on October 7, 2018. ReutersTV/via REUTERS.

A Palestinian terrorist shot dead two Israelis and wounded a third on Sunday in an industrial park next to a Jewish settlement in the West Bank, the Israeli military said.

The assailant, the military said, had worked in a factory where the shooting took place.

Israel‘s national ambulance service said a man and two women were shot in the attack in the Barkan industrial area, where nearly 5,000 Palestinians are employed in Israeli-owned businesses.

A military spokesman, in a conference call with foreign journalists several hours after the incident, said the man and one of the women had died of their wounds.

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The other woman shot in the incident was taken to hospital, where doctors said her injuries were not life-threatening.

“This was a serious terrorist attack,” the military said in a statement. It identified the gunman as a 23-year-old Palestinian from a West Bank village and said he was still at large.

Surveillance camera footage broadcast on Israeli television showed a man armed with a rifle fleeing down stairs and running away from the factory.

Barkan industrial park is next to the settlement of Barkan and was established in the early 1980s.

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