Israeli army encircles Ramallah

RAMALLAH: A gunman shot dead two Israeli soldiers at a bus stop in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the military said, with the army locking down the city of Ramallah amid a manhunt.
The attack came hours after security forces killed two Palestinian murder suspects, with fears of wider unrest.
In another incident, a man stabbed two Israeli border police in Jerusalem’s Old City before being shot dead, in the bloodiest 24 hours to hit the West Bank and Jerusalem in months.
Following the attack, the army circled the nearby city of Ramallah, home to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas. — Agencies