The Israeli army has carried out raids in Palestinian villages near Nablus in the occupied West Bank, following the death of an Israeli settler who was shot in the area.
The shooting incident happened on Tuesday on the main road near the illegal Israeli settlement outpost of Havat Gilad, where the 35-year-old settler, a rabbi, resided.
He later died of his wounds in a hospital near Tel Aviv, Israeli media reported.
Israeli forces set up roadblocks and deploy near the northern West Bank city of Nablus in a manhunt for attackers who shot dead an Israeli settler, 35-year-old rabbi https://t.co/AHodb2W120 pic.twitter.com/CTN7BDdcIA
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Established in 2002, the settlement outpost of Havat Gilad is considered illegal under both Israeli and international law.
Israeli settlements violate the Fourth Geneva Convention, which states that an occupying power cannot transfer its population into the territory it occupies.
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