Palestinian shot after two Israelis killed

Two Israelis have been stabbed to death by a Palestinian who was then fatally shot in the occupied West Bank, authorities say.

The Magen David Adom paramedic service says the two were killed in Tuesday's attack in the West Bank settlement of Ariel.

Earlier, the Israeli military said the attacker was shot by security personnel as he tried to flee the scene. The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed he was killed.

Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid sent condolences to the families of the two Israelis killed in the attack and said Israel was "fighting terror nonstop and full force."

"Our security forces are working around the clock to protect Israeli citizens and harm terror infrastructure everywhere, all the time," he said.

The attack was latest in a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence in the West Bank and east Jerusalem that has seen at least 23 Israelis and more than 130 Palestinians killed this year, making 2022 the deadliest since 2006.

Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Mideast war, along with east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. The Palestinians seek those territories for their hoped-for independent state.