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Israeli shot near West Bank settlement dies

AFP  |  Jerusalem 

An Israeli civilian died of wounds in a gun attack on his car near a settlement in the north of the occupied West Bank, the said today.

The man died in hospital following the shooting near Havat Gilad, east of the Palestinian city of Nablus, the said, without specifying if he was a settler.

Before being taken to hospital, the man was able to call for help on his phone, according to public radio, which aired the recording.

"I was shot near Havat Gilad," the man said, before collapsing.

The station said the man was in his 30s and lived in the settlement.

Israeli said in a statement that he was confident the "security forces will track down the perpetrators and bring them to justice".

About 400,000 Israelis live in settlements in the West Bank, a Palestinian territory occupied by for 50 years.

The settlements are deemed illegal under international and widely seen as a main obstacle to peace.

Fourteen Palestinians have been killed in unrest since announced on December 6 that the United States was recognising as Israel's capital.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 02:30 IST