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Israeli army raids villages after settler shot dead

An Israeli settler has been killed near an illegal settlement outpost in the northern West Bank.


The Israeli army has carried out raids in Palestinian villages near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, following the death of an Israeli settler who was shot in the area.

The shooting incident happened on Tuesday on the main road near the illegal Israeli settlement outpost of Havat Gilad, where the 35-year-old settler resided.

He later died of his wounds in a hospital near Tel Aviv, Israeli media reported.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett, reporting from Jerusalem, said the Israeli army had raided the Palestinian villages of Tell and Sarra in the northern Nablus governorate.

Clashes were reported in Sarra, Fawcett reported, and Israeli settlers were seen throwing stones in the direction of Palestinian cars.

The Israeli army said on Twitter that troops were searching the Nablus area for the suspected shooter.

Established in 2002, the settlement outpost of Havat Gilad is considered illegal under both Israeli and international law.

Israeli settlements violate the Fourth Geneva Convention, which states that an occupying power cannot transfer its population into the territory it occupies.

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