Israeli soldiers stand guard as settlers mourn Yehuda Dimentman, a fellow settler who was shot on December 16, 2021

Israel hunts Palestinians for W.Bank settler killing

Israeli soldiers carried out a manhunt Friday in the occupied West Bank, a day after the army blamed Palestinians for shooting dead an Israeli settler and wounding two others.

The army, which said Palestinian “terrorists” carried out the attack, has deployed three extra battalions as well as special forces.

“We arrested last night a number of suspects… sooner or later we will find the perpetrators.”

Army radio identified the victim as religious student Yehuda Dimentman, 25, a married father.

Israel seized the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War. Since then nearly 700,000 Jewish Israelis have moved into West Bank and east Jerusalem settlements that much of the international community regards as illegal.

The car’s driver and another passenger were injured by shattered glass and taken to hospital, but their wounds were not reported to be serious.

Read the article in The Australian (AFP).