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Palestinian killed in clashes during Israeli raid

Palestinian Authority Arabs clash with Israeli security forces near the Samaria city of Nablus

Israeli occupation forces killed a Palestinian on Wednesday, claiming he stabbed a security guard at the entrance to an Israeli settlement, taking to three the number of Palestinian martyrs in the last two days.

The wounded man was evacuated to the Hadassah University Hospital in Ein Karem. Israeli forces have carried out daily raids and increased the arrests of Palestinians in the hunt of the perpetrator.

The Israeli settler was killed on Monday in a stabbing attack outside the illegal settlement of Ariel, in the northern West Bank.

Earlier this week in response to Shevach's murder, Israel's government in a rare move made a decision to "legalise" the rogue West Bank outpost where he lived, Havat Gilad, essentially creating a new settlement.

"This decision provides Israel with a cover to continue its crimes against our people and leaders", said a statement released after the meeting in Ramallah. Ben Gal runs away and is chased by Asi.

"Twenty years ago I gave an ambulance to Har Bracha hoping it would be used to deliver healthy babies", he wrote.

Hamas leaders urged the Palestinians to start an "uprising" or, in Arabic "intifada" in response to what they view as a "flagrant violation of global law".

The placement of mobile homes on Palestinian land is normally a prelude for building a settlement outpost that will eventually grow into a full-fledged settlement with Israeli government consent.

Tensions have risen since US President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6 that sparked a string of stabbing incidents across the region, as well as an uptick in rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.

Israel faced sharp criticism from the administration of former United States president Barack Obama over settlement construction, but that has not been the case with Trump's White House.

On Tuesday, Israeli security forces announced that the case has been closed after they found and killed Ahmad Jarrar, who they say was behind the killing of the rabbi.

Israeli soldiers were seen after five hours transferring the body to an anonymous place and leaving behind them destroyed chambers, spent bullet casings, cloths of Jarrar, food and a the Holy Quran that was gifted to Jarrar by his father who was also killed by Israel in 2002 in Jenin.