TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — A militant opened fire at the entrance to one of the Jewish settlements in the West Bank, killing three Israelis and injuring one more, the border police said in a statement. Local media reported that the assailant was a Palestinian and was killed by return fire.
MDA paramedics pronounced dead 3 men in 20s and 30s. The fourth victim is a 32 year old man. He was evacuated 2 Ein Kerem in severe cond.— Magen David Adom (@Mdais) 26 сентября 2017 г.
This morning, a Palestinian terrorist murdered 3 Israelis in a shooting attack near Jerusalem. May their memory be a blessing. pic.twitter.com/4JeDqE0wqt— Israel Foreign Min. (@IsraelMFA) 26 сентября 2017 г.
Disguised as a worker, the attacker "took out his weapons and opened fire… As a result of the attack, three Israelis were killed, another one wounded," the statement said.
Meanwhile, tensions between Israel and Palestine have continued to escalate through the years. The Palestinians are seeking to create their own state on the territories of the Gaza Strip and of the West Bank, which are partially controlled by Israel. However, Israel refuses to recognize Palestine's independence. Direct talks between the two countries collapsed in 2014 when the latest armed conflict between Israel and Hamas took place. Russia has sponsored bilateral negotiations aimed at conflict resolution.