Unknown gunmen shot and killed an Israeli guard at the entrance to the illegal Israeli settlement of Ariel in the north-central West Bank on Friday.

Iran PressMiddle East: Two suspects drove up to the entrance, gunned down the officer at the checkpoint there, and then fled the scene, an Israeli army spokesman said.

Footage captured by security cameras in the area shows that the attackers getting off their vehicle afterward, and riddling the guard post there with bullets before driving away, The Times of Israel reported.

“When we arrived at the scene, we saw a man in his twenties unconscious with gunshot wounds, he was not breathing and had no pulse,” a medic with the Magen David Adom ambulance service told the paper.

The Israeli army has launched a far-and-wide manhunt for the assailants.

The Zionist regime's occupation forces also reportedly closed the entrance to the city of Salfit, which is situated to the north of the settlement, following the incident.

No person or group has claimed responsibility for the incident so far.

The Israeli regime began escalating its recurrently-deadly attacks against Palestinians in the run-up to the Holy month of Ramadan and sustained the violence throughout the fasting month, stirring up anti-Tel Aviv sentiments throughout the occupied Palestinian territories.

Since last month, at least 25 Palestinians and 14 Israelis have been killed during either shooting attacks or clashes.

Millions of people took to the streets for International Quds Day rallies around the world on Friday to show solidarity with the Palestinians and condemn Israeli atrocities against them.