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Israeli Army Kills Palestinian Man Accused of Murdering Rabbi

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FILE - Israeli border police officers stand guard as Israeli machinery demolish Palestinian houses in the West Bank village of Qalandia near Ramallah, July 26, 2016.

FILE - Israeli border police officers stand guard as Israeli machinery demolish Palestinian houses in the West Bank village of Qalandia near Ramallah, July 26, 2016.

Israeli Army soldiers have killed a Palestinian man who had been accused of the murder of an Israeli rabbi earlier this month.

A statement released by the Israeli military said, the man, Muhammad Jabari Faqih, 29, had been hiding out in the West Bank village of Surif when police found him.

"A terrorist behind the attack in which Rabbi Michael Mark was assassinated on July 1 was killed on Tuesday night during exchanges of fire with soldiers," the military statement said.

Mark was killed and three members of his family were injured when a gunman opened fire on their car.

Violence in the Palestinian territories and Israel has killed more than 200 Palestinians and 34 Israelis since September of last year.

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