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US confirms citizen killed in West Bank as Israeli-Palestinian violence escalates

Extensive damage occurred in the West Bank village of Huwara after a night of torching and vandalism by Israeli settlers and following a deadly Palestinian attack earlier on Sunday that killed two Israeli brothers.
Israeli security forces examine the site of a reported shooting attack, near Jericho in the occupied West Bank on February 27, 2023. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images)

The State Department confirmed on Monday that a US-Israeli dual citizen was killed in a Palestinian attack near the town of Jericho following a night of deadly violence in the West Bank.

Spokesperson Ned Price said on Monday that an Israeli man killed near Jericho was also an American citizen. 

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