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Three Israelis have been killed in a shooting

Three Israelis have been killed in a shooting attack at a crossing between Israel and the West Bank, according to police.
Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the incident happened at Har Adar, an Israeli settlement located on the border.
The attacker came to the back gate of the settlement — which is opened every morning to allow Palestinians to enter Israel for work — and opened fire on security forces there, according to police.

Gunmen was identified as a 37-year-old father of four from the nearby village of Beit Surik. The man, who reportedly carried a work permit for the settlement, approached the checkpoint at the entrance to Har Adar, when he opened fire on the guards.

Har Adar is an upscale settlement west of Jerusalem, on the border between the West Bank and Israel.

Nabil Shaath, a senior PLO official and advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas, said that the Palestinian leadership condemns the attack.

One person was also injured, suffering a bullet wound to the stomach, according to paramedics.

Rosenfeld said the alleged attacker, a 37-year-old Palestinian man from the village of Beit Surik, was killed by police. He shot the security forces with a pistol, Rosenfeld said.

A paramedic on the scene, Nir Buzaglo, said the four victims were in their 20s and 30s.

Since September 2015, Palestinians have killed 48 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings, shooting and car-ramming attacks.

During that same time, Israeli forces have killed over 255 Palestinians; Israel says most of them were attackers, others died in clashes with Israeli forces.

Most of the attacks have been stabbings against Israeli soldiers, primarily in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in public remarks to his cabinet that the gunman’s home would be demolished and any work permits issued to his relatives would be revoked.

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