Israel responds to fatal knife attack with new settler homes

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Israel is to build hundreds of new homes in a settlement in the occupied West Bank where a Palestinian teenager stabbed three Israelis, one of them fatally, the defence minister has said a day after the attack.

“The best answer to terrorism is the expansion of settlements,” Avigdor Lieberman tweeted on Friday, announcing 400 new housing units in the Adam settlement north of Jerusalem.

The teenage assailant climbed over a wall and snuck into the settlement on Thursday evening, the Israeli army said. He stabbed three people seemingly at random before being shot dead.

The army named the Israeli man who died as Yotam Ovadia, 31. A 58-year-old man was said to be seriously injured but stable, and a third person was lightly wounded.

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