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Palestinian fighter Udai Tamimi killed in West Bank

Palestinian fighter Udai Tamimi killed in West Bank
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Palestinian militant Udai Tamimi was killed by Israeli settlers overnight on Wednesday. He managed to evade capture for 11 days after he shot dead a soldier.
Israeli forces have searched for Udai Tamimi for over 10 days [Getty]

A Palestinian man wanted by Israel for a lethal October 8 attack at a Jerusalem checkpoint was killed on Wednesday in a clash with Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli authorities.

Settlers exchanged fire with Udai Tamimi at the entrance of the Maale Adumim settlement, police said.

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid identified him as responsible for killing a soldier and wounding three others in the earlier attack at a checkpoint near Shuafat, a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

There was no immediate comment from Palestinian authorities on the incident.

Following the October 8 attack, Israeli police besieged Shuafat for days as they searched for the gunman, setting off protests in a community that Israel has illegally annexed to Jerusalem municipality but where residents complain of overcrowding and systematic neglect.

Tensions have deepened since Israeli forces began a violent crackdown in the occupied West Bank in late March following a series of street attacks by Palestinians in Israel that killed 19 people.

More than 100 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces this year, making 2022 the deadliest year for Palestinians since 2015.

(Reuters and The New Arab Staff)