The Latest: Israel to boost troops in West Bank after attack

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The Latest on the aftermath to a deadly shooting in Tel Aviv (all times local):

12:40 p.m.

The Israeli military says it will deploy two additional battalions in the West Bank in response to Wednesdays's deadly shooting in Tel Aviv.

In a statement, the military said Thursday the reinforcements were made "in accordance with situation assessments."

The military says forces would include infantry and elite reconnaissance units. The military says the deployment included "hundreds" of troops, but gave no further details.

Israel says two men from the West Bank carried out Thursday's shooting, which killed four people at a popular tourist spot in Tel Aviv.


10:00 a.m.

The Israeli military says it has revoked all permits for Palestinians to visit Israel and travel abroad during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, after two Palestinian gunmen killed four Israelis and wounded at least five others in Tel Aviv.

COGAT, an Israeli defense body, said Thursday that all 83,000 permits have been frozen for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to visit family in Israel, attend Ramadan prayers in Jerusalem or travel abroad via Israel's Tel Aviv airport.

In addition, the military says it has frozen Israeli work permits for 204 of the attackers' relatives, and is preventing Palestinians from leaving and entering the West Bank village of Yatta, home to the attackers.

COGAT says entering or leaving will only be permitted for humanitarian and medical cases.