A gunman opened fire at a gas station on Highway 60 near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday afternoon, killing four Israeli settlers and wounding other four.
The attack occurred around 4 p.m. local time, as the gas station was crowded with customers. Israeli occupation forces later killed two Palestinians for allegedly carrying out the attack.
One of the killed was found at the gas station, while another was found at the entrance to the nearby illegal Israeli settlement of Eli. The rest of the victims were evacuated to hospitals in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv by Israeli ambulances and helicopters.
The attack comes amid heightened tensions in the West Bank and Jerusalem, following a series of Israeli raids in Palestinian cities in recent weeks that have left many Palestinians dead or injured.
The Israeli settlement planning committee announced earlier this week that it will seek approval for around 4,500 new homes in the West Bank, a territory that Israel occupied in the 1967 Middle East war.
More than half a million Jewish settlers live in illegal settlements in the West Bank, where it is home to about 2.5 million Palestinians.
The international community considers the Israeli settlements to be unlawful and an obstacle to peace with the Palestinians.