Israeli forces kill Muslim terrorist responsible for murdering rabbi in West Bank

Israeli forces have tracked down and killed a Palestinian militant responsible for murdering an Israeli rabbi in the occupied West Bank, authorities have said.

Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a 35-year-old father of six, was killed in a driveby shooting on January 9 near his home in the illegal settlement outpost of Havat Gilad. He was the second rabbi to have been murdered in the West Bank in as many days, in seemingly unrelated attacks.

Israel launched a wide manhunt for the killers of Mr Shevach and Israeli troops raided the village of Yamoun in northern West Bank at dawn on Tuesday.