Two Israelis killed, third wounded, in West Bank shooting

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It identified the gunman as a 23-year-old Palestinian from a West Bank village and said he was still at large. Then Na'alowa fled the scene.

Conricus called it a terrorist attack but said other unspecified factors were involved.

IDF spokesman Brig Gen Ronen Manelis said the Shin Bet internal security service had concluded that the attack was an act of terrorism, but added that the gunman might have had "additional motives" that were not nationalistic. The terrorist, armed with a homemade weapon, tied up a man and a woman and killed them execution-style.

"Later we found another injured woman hiding under a table with gunshot wounds in her upper body", said paramedic Tomer Fine, who was the first responder at the site. He shot another woman, Sara Vaturi, 54, in the stomach, wounding her, then shot and murdered Ziv Hagbi, the father of three children.

Speaking at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting, Benjamin Netanyahu called the shooting "a very severe terror attack".

He was certain the perpetrator would be caught and brought to justice.

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

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Advocates of Israeli settlement policies say the industrial zones are an example of the benefits Palestinians have under Israeli control, including much-needed employment to Palestinians.

The Palestinian militant group Hamas praised the attack, saying it was a "natural response to the crimes of the Israeli occupation", but it did not claim to be behind it.

"No way in our industrial zone", he said, describing an atmosphere of camaraderie in Barkan".

Israeli captured the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War.

The Israeli army has launched a manhunt for the attacker.

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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