Two German police officers have been killed by suspected Israeli-Arab dogs, and another two are injured in clashes at a Jewish settlement near the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, the German news agency DPA reported Sunday.
The incident took place Sunday at a farm near the city of Halzburg, according to DPA.
The police officer, a 43-year-old man, was shot by an unidentified man in the head.
The second, a 35-year old woman, was hit by a bullet to the abdomen and taken to a hospital in Hebron.
They were in a vehicle traveling in the same direction when they were attacked, DPA added.
The two injured officers, who were on a motorcycle, were released from the hospital after receiving treatment, the agency said.
They have been identified as the head of a local council in the town of Tafas and a local deputy.
The head of the local council, who is Jewish, and the deputy are members of the same political party, the group said in a statement.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has claimed more than 2,000 lives, according the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, and over 500,000 Palestinians have been injured.
The conflict has led to widespread displacement, and has caused millions of Israeli to flee their homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The United Nations said that in 2017, more than half of Palestinian refugee children and women in the Gaza Strip were in the hands of the military, while a further 24 percent were living with family members.
The violence has forced more than two million Palestinians from their homes, displacing more than one million and displacing the majority of them in Gaza.
The current wave of violence has also been a result of a conflict between Israel and Hamas, which is designated a terrorist group by the U.N. Security Council.
The group has been battling Israel for years, and Hamas is considered a terrorist organization by Israel and the United States.