Two sisters who were killed in a shooting in the occupied West Bank were British nationals.

The women, aged 15 and the other in her 20s, were attacked in a car with their mother on Friday, who was also seriously injured, near the Hamra settlement 30 miles north of Jerusalem.

The mayor of the settlement of Efrat said the sisters and their mother lived there and were immigrants from the UK.

Sky News reported that the family moved to Israel around 2005.

The shooting took place hours after Israeli warplanes carried out air strikes in southern Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

Military figures said they were responding to rocket attacks on Israel from Lebanon, blaming Palestinian militant group Hamas.

This story is being updated…

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