Israeli soldiers carry spike strips as they block a road at a southern entrance of Hebron on July 2, 2016, after Israeli troops locked down the occupied West Bank city following Palestinian attacks. / AFP / HAZEM BADER
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Israeli troops locked down the occupied West Bank's most populous city Hebron and surrounding villages on Saturday after two Israelis were killed in Palestinian attacks nearby.The army on Friday said it would close off the flashpoint city and deploy two additional battalions to the area.At least 214 Palestinians, 34 Israelis, two Americans, an Eritrean and a Sudanese have been killed in a wave of violence that has rocked Israel and the Palestinian territories since October.The army has said that around 80 of the attacks on Israelis have been carried out by Palestinians from the Hebron area. On Thursday, 19-year-old Palestinian Mohammed Nasser Tarayra broke into the Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba on the outskirts of Hebron and killed 13-year-old Israeli-American Hallel Yaffa Ariel in her bedroom before being shot dead by a security guard.Lerner said the army had revoked the Israeli work permits of all residents of the village.
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