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Israel clamps down on West Bank after drive-by shooting

Israeli mourners attend the funeral of 35-year-old rabbi Raziel Shevah in the West Bank wildcat settlement of Havat Gilad near the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Jan. 10, 2018.

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JERUSALEM -- The Israeli military has set up roadblocks, cordoned off Palestinian villages and deployed reinforcements to the West Bank after an Israeli was killed in a drive-by shooting by suspected Palestinian gunmen.

Wednesday's statement says troops have combed villages around the city of Nablus for suspects after Tuesday's attack near the Havat Gilad settlement.

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Drivers wait as Israeli forces man a roadblock on January 10, 2018 in the area where a 35-year-old Israeli rabbi was killed late the previous day while driving near the wildcat settlement where he lived, around the West Bank village of Jit near Nablus.

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Raziel Shevah, a 35-year-old Israeli man, was shot multiple times from a passing vehicle and was hospitalized in critical condition. He later died of his wounds.

Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu issued a statement vowing Israeli security services "would do everything possible in order to apprehend the despicable murderer and the state of Israel will carry out justice against him."

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman called for the unauthorized outpost to be retroactively recognized in response to the attack.