Three Israelis killed by Palestinian in West Bank knife and car attack

Three Israelis have been killed by a Palestinian in a knife and car-ramming attack near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, the military says.

The attacker stabbed civilians by an industrial zone and petrol station before hitting others with a car, military and media reports say.

The 18-year-old assailant was then shot dead after trying to flee on foot.

The attack comes as Israel’s prime minister-designate is in the process of forming a new right-wing government.

Elections earlier this month saw a bloc led by Benjamin Netanyahu win enough seats to take power, with the support of a far-right party, one of whose leaders has vowed to deport terrorists.

According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and media reports, the attacker stabbed a security guard at the entrance to Ariel Industrial Zone in the central West Bank before attacking more people at a nearby petrol station.

He is then said to have stolen a car, crashed into others and continued his stabbing spree at the…

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