Two Israelis killed, third wounded, in West Bank shooting

Israeli security forces search the northern West Bank after a fatal shooting attack in Barkan Industrial Park in the northern West Bank

Israeli security forces search the northern West Bank after a fatal shooting attack in Barkan Industrial Park in the northern West Bank

Conricus identified the gunman as a 23-year-old Palestinian from a West Bank village and said he was still at large.

A spokesman for the Shin Bet said they had arrested Naalwa's brother, while his sister was "detained, questioned and released", declining to provide further details.

Forces also surveyed Na'alwa's family home ahead of its future demolition.

Conricus said the attacker was employed in one of the factories and had a valid working permit.

A source from the Palestinian Authority's security services told the Ynet news outlet that its forces were assisting in the search for Na'alwa.

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the Israeli army and police are searching for the shooter.

On Sunday morning, Na'alwa arrived to the offices of the Alon Group factory in the Barkan industrial zone armed with an illegally manufactured Carlo-style submachine gun. The third victim, a woman in her 50s, was moderately wounded and taken to Petah Tikva's Beilinson Hospital for treatment.

Some Israeli media reported the Palestinian suspect had been recently fired from his job at the site, raising speculation the attack may have been motivated by a personal vendetta.

Levengrond Yehezkel was laid to rest on Sunday evening.

Na'alwa was described by his father, who works in Israel, as "a quiet guy who didn't look for trouble", according to Haaretz. "We know he is still armed and considered unsafe", he added. "That's what I think happened".

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

Hamas, the militant group that controls the Gaza Strip - the other main Palestinian territory - called the attack a "heroic operation".

The industrial zone is located next to the Israeli settlement Barkan and near the settlement of Ariel in the north of the West Bank.

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