Middle East

Israeli military says it killed suspect behind deadly ambush

A Palestinian boy walks over the rubble of a house that overlooks the Israeli separation barrier, background, and was demolished by the Israeli army, in the West Bank village of Qalandia, near Ramallah, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Israeli army bulldozers demolished elven houses along side the Israeli separation barrier, at the village of Qalandia early morning. The Israeli B'Tselem rights group reported last Monday that Israeli authorities demolished 168 homes in the West Bank from January to the end of June this year. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

A Palestinian boy walks over the rubble of a house that overlooks the Israeli separation barrier, background, and was demolished by the Israeli army, in the West Bank village of Qalandia, near Ramallah, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Israeli army bulldozers demolished elven houses along side the Israeli separation barrier, at the village of Qalandia early morning. The Israeli B'Tselem rights group reported last Monday that Israeli authorities demolished 168 homes in the West Bank from January to the end of June this year. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)  (The Associated Press)

The Israeli military says it has tracked down a group of suspects behind a deadly ambush of a family car in the West Bank earlier this month and killed the man who pulled the trigger in that attack.

The July 1 attack killed Miki Mark, a 48-year-old father of 10 children, and wounded his wife and two teenage children.

The military said Wednesday that after almost a month of pursuing the perpetrators, troops closed in on a Hamas cell behind the ambush.

It says troops surrounded a house in Hebron where the group was hiding. One Palestinian, believed to be the shooter who killed Mark, was killed in the shootout and three others were arrested.

Since mid-September, 34 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks.