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Israel seals off Hebron in the occupied West Bank as violence grows

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Israel seals off Hebron in the occupied West Bank as violence grows

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Israel has sealed off the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank after an upsurge in violence.

A Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli authorities after allegedly trying to stab an police officer.

A rabbi was killed as his car came under fire in the Jewish settlement of Ottniel.

Fatal clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces at the
Qalandia checkpoint linking the West Bank to Jerusalem.

Israel has deployed hundreds of troops into Hebron 24 hours after forces blockaded the Palestinian village of Bani Naim, after a teenage settler was allegedly stabbed to death by a Palestinian in a nearby settlement.

The bloodshed comes as the the Quartet on the Middle East, mediating the moribund peace process, published its latest report insisting that Israel must cease settlement construction and Palestinians act to stamp out terrorism.

It added if positive steps are not taken to end the cycle of hate the violence will become ‘perpetual.’

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