The Barkan Industrial Park in the so-called "West Bank" is a reminder of the coexistence that existed between Israelis and Palestinians prior to the current peace process, and continues to exist in isolated areas in spite of that same peace process.
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the Israeli army and police are searching for the shooter. Sources added that one Palestinian, whose identity remained unknown, was detained by Israeli forces as he was suspected of assisting Naawla in the shooting attack.
Laborer Mohamed Hassan, for his part, said workers were now forced to wait "for hours" - even though they had work permits - until being allowed to enter their places of employment on the settlement.
The Israeli army has launched a manhunt for the attacker.
Since the demonstrations began on March 30, more than 190 Palestinians have been martyred - and thousands more injured - by Israeli troops deployed along the other side of the buffer zone.
They were identified by Israeli media as Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, a 28-year-old from the Israeli town of Rosh Haayin near Tel Aviv, and Ziv Hagbi, 35, from Rishon Lezion, also near Tel Aviv.
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Moshe Lev-Ran, an export manager at a company whose factory is located next to the scene of the attack, said he doubted the official account.
Speaking at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting, Benjamin Netanyahu called the shooting "a very severe terror attack".
"Shooting her at close range and killing her, he turned to a second female in her 50s, who had entered to investigate unusual noises in the office, and shot her in the stomach".
"On behalf of myself and all government ministers I would like to send condolences to the families of the two people who were murdered and our hopes and prayers for a swift recovery for the woman who was wounded".
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad resistance group said it was a "natural response" to Israeli crimes in Gaza, occupied Jerusalem and Khan Al Ahmar, a bedouin village in the West Bank slated for demolition. Zero tolerance in the face of daily infiltrations from the Gaza border, zero tolerance in the face of the incendiary kites flown into Israel on a daily basis, zero tolerance for any manifestation of terror.