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West Bank workplace shooting leaves 2 Israelis dead

West Bank workplace shooting leaves 2 Israelis dead

Conricus called it a "terrorist attack" but added that other unspecified factors were involved.

Surveillance video from the factory after the attack showed the gunman fleeing down a flight of stairs and then running past shocked onlookers.

Israel's Magen David Adom emergency medical services said their medics had entered a building at Barkan and found a man and woman dead.

"We grieve today as we part from Kim Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi, may their memories be blessed", Netanyahu said at the dedication of a synagogue in the Golan Heights.

A second woman, aged 54, was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds to her upper body, MDA said.

Hamas wrested control of Gaza and ousted the PA after clashes in 2007, drawing an Israeli-Egyptian blockade that has resulted in severe fuel shortages and worsening humanitarian conditions.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said two Israelis were killed in a shooting in the West Bank on Sunday morning.

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The Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group issued a similar statement.

The industrial zone is located next to the Israeli settlement Barkan and near the settlement of Ariel in the north of the West Bank.

Israeli fire has killed 148 Palestinians since the marches began.

Israeli forces detained at least 8 Palestinians, including a child and former prisoners, across the occupied West Bank on predawn Tuesday. The Palestinian economy is heavily restricted under Israeli military rule, forcing tens of thousands of Palestinians to seek work in Israel as well as in Jewish settlements.

"According to Palestinian sources, neither the brother, arrested Sunday, nor the sister have any information related to the attack, but the arrests serve to pressure the assailant to reveal himself", Israeli media reported.

More than 50 Israelis and several foreign nationals have been killed since late 2015 in a series of stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks, predominantly by Palestinians or Israeli Arabs.

Palestinians often face tough choices in finding employment under Israeli occupation, especially in the economically struggling West Bank.