Israeli stabbed to death by Palestinian in West Bank attack

Israeli security forces at the scene of a stabbing attack in the Jewish settlement of Adam north of Jerusalem

"The best answer to terrorism is the expansion of settlements", Lieberman tweeted.

The army said in a statement Wednesday it was "targeting Hamas military posts in the Gaza Strip" after soldiers were shot at.

Israeli authorities say a Palestinian infiltrated the Adam settlement and stabbed three people in a house.

The military said it detained four Palestinians for questioning and set up security inspections at entrances to Kauber, the assailant's village, north of Jerusalem.

The dead terrorist was identified as Mohammed Tarik Youssef, 17, from the Palestinian village of Kobar near Ramallah.

Hamas welcomed the attack, with a spokesman for the terrorist group calling it a "natural reaction to the crimes of the occupation".

Clashes broke out between young Palestinians and soldiers firing teargas during the raid.

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There has been a wave of stabbings, shootings and car-rammings of Israelis predominantly by Palestinians or Israeli Arabs since late 2015.

Lone Palestinian attackers have carried out multiple attacks against Israelis in recent years in the West Bank, Jerusalem and elsewhere.

Earlier in the day, Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which rules Gaza, promised revenge after Israeli strikes on the coastal enclave killed three of its members.

The West Bank settlements are considered illegal under global law, though Israel disputes this.

Some 300 Palestinians - majority assailants, Israel says - have also been killed in that period, according to news agencies. Israel says the fate of settlements must be resolved through peace talks. The incident occurred near the spot where an Israeli soldier was killed Friday under similar circumstances.

More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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