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1 Israeli killed, 2 injured in West Bank explosion

Explosive device detonates near Dolev settlement, west of Ramallah in West Bank

23.08.2019
1 Israeli killed, 2 injured in West Bank explosion FILE PHOTO

RAMALLAH, Palestine

An Israeli was killed and another two were injured on Friday after an explosive device detonated near a Jewish settlement in the west of Ramallah, an occupied West Bank city, according Israeli media reports.

“17-year-old girl was killed while her 47-year-old father was moderately injured in the attack, and her 20-year-old brother suffered serious injuries,” in the explosion near the Dolev settlement, the Israeli Broadcasting Authority said.

Israeli security forces and a helicopter were dispatched to the area. 

According to the Broadcasting Authority, the army is chasing a suspicious vehicle which escaped the scene immediately after the explosion.

The cause of the explosion is still unknown.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called for a security assessment with the Israeli defense forces.

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