Israel says a Palestinian has carried out a stabbing attack inside an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, and that three of the wounded have died of their wounds.
Israeli news site Ynet said the Palestinian stabbed and critically wounded a woman in her 70s, and seriously wounded a man in his 30s and woman in her 60s after infiltrating a house in the Halamish settlement also known as Neve Tsuf, north west of Ramallah, on Friday night.
Eli Bin, the head of Israel’s rescue service MDA told Israeli Radio that two of those wounded have died.
The violence came at the end of a day of deadly clashes over tensions at a major Jerusalem shrine.
Including Friday’s violence, Palestinians have killed 47 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks against civilians and soldiers.
During that period, Israeli forces have killed more than 255 Palestinians, most of them attackers.
Israel blames the violence on incitement by Palestinian political and religious leaders.