Israeli man stabbed to death at West Bank settlement

From BBC - February 5, 2018

An Israeli man has been stabbed to death outside a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, in what Israeli police say was a terrorist attack.

The victim, in his 30s or 40s, was killed at a bus stop outside Ariel.

Israeli security forces are searching for the attacker, who they identified as a Palestinian man.

It comes a day after Israel retroactively legalised an unauthorised settlement outpost in response to the killing of a resident last month.

Forces are still searching for the suspected Palestinian gunman who killed Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a father of six, as he drove near his home at Havat Gilad on 9 January.

After Monday's attack at Ariel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that the perpetrator would be caught and brought to justice.

The Israeli military said a soldier pursued the suspect in his vehicle and hit him, but that he managed to escape.

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