11:02 GMT28 February 2021
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    The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) intend to deploy two additional battalions to the West Bank following a recent shooting attack in Tel Aviv, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to The Jerusalem Post newspaper, the decision was announced by the Israeli military a day after the deadly shooting at a popular open-air market in central Tel Aviv.

    On Wednesday night, two Palestinian gunmen from the Hebron area opened fire near the Sarona market in Tel Aviv, located outside the buildings of the Defense Ministry and the Israeli Army General Staff. The attackers killed four people.

    In response to the attack, the Israeli authorities have revoked 83,000 permits for Palestinians to visit Israel and travel abroad during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to local media.

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