Hebron on ‘lockdown’ as Israeli forces respond to attacks

Israeli forces 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.

Troops blocked all but one exit road from the city, an AFP correspondent reported, after the army dispatched two additional battalions to the area on Friday.

An Israeli military spokesman said the closure was “intended to break the chain of lethal attacks” in recent months.