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Two Palestinians killed infiltrating West Bank settlement

A settler was wounded trying to stop them before the soldiers arrived, an army spokesman said

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Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops Wednesday after infiltrating a West Bank settlement and wounding a settler, the military said.

“Two assailants infiltrated the community of Eli, south of Nablus. They attacked a man outside his home,” the army said in a statement.

“Forces arrived... (and) shot the attackers resulting in their death.”

A settler was wounded trying to stop them before the soldiers arrived, an army spokesman said.

A wave of violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories since early October has killed 180 Palestinians as well as 28 Israelis, an American, a Sudanese and an Eritrean, according to an AFP toll.

Most of the Palestinians who died in the violence were killed by Israeli forces while carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, according to Israeli authorities.

Others were shot dead by Israeli forces during clashes or demonstrations.