Manhunt for killer continues, IDF warns he could strike again

Manhunt for killer continues, IDF warns he could strike again

Manhunt for killer continues, IDF warns he could strike again

He then shot a second victim, a 54-year-old female, wounding her in the stomach.

The IDF said Sunday that Na'alwa was known to security forces but had no past terror offenses and no formal ties to terrorist groups, saying it appeared to have been a "lone-wolf attack".

Security footage shows the shooter fleeing, still armed with a rifle.

Israeli border guards, police and military forces continue their massive manhunt for the terrorist who carried out the attack at the Barkan Industrial Park near the city of Ariel in Samaria.

Magen David Adom emergency medical services said their medics had entered a building at Barkan where they found a man and woman, both without a pulse, and pronounced them dead.

The other woman shot in the incident was taken to hospital, where doctors said her injuries were not life-threatening.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said troops would soon apprehend the "despicable murderer" and "bring him to justice". "I am sure we will catch him and bring him to justice soon".

Gaza's Hamas rulers and other militant groups praised Sunday's attack, but none claimed responsibility for it.

Palestinians work side by side with Israelis in the industrial zone.

Barkan industrial park is next to the settlement of Barkan and was established in the early 1980s.

Palestinians often face tough choices in finding employment in the economically struggling West Bank and jobs in Israeli settlements can provide steady income.

Last month, a Palestinian teenager stabbed to death the US-born settler Ari Fuld, a well-known pro-Israel advocate, at a shopping centre in Gush Etzion.

Note that the caption of the accompanying photograph from the scene states that "three Israelis were shot by a Palestinian co-worker".

Israel settlements are considered illegal under global law and major stumbling blocks to peace as they are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state.

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