JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has imposed a closure on the Palestinian village where three men who staged an attack in Jerusalem the previous day lived.
Citing "situation assessments," the military says Thursday that no one can exit or enter the village of Kabatiya in the northern West Bank until further notice.
Such internal closures were common during the second Palestinian uprising but have been rarely used in recent years.
Wednesday's attack with automatic weapons, knives and explosive devices killed a 19-year-old police officer and wounded another.
It came amid a nearly five-month long wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence that has killed 27 Israelis and 154 Palestinians; of those Israel says 109 were attackers.
Israel has deployed a series of measures in a bid to crack down on the violence.