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Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian attacker in West Bank

Police: Israeli forces fatally shoot Palestinian after he stabbed officer at checkpoint

Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian attacker in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities say troops have shot and killed a Palestinian after he stabbed a guard at a West Bank checkpoint.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the man approached border police officers manning a checkpoint on Monday and told them he felt unwell.

She says that when the attacker came closer, he pulled out a knife, stabbing and slightly wounding one of the officers. Samri says that another officer then fatally shot the attacker.

Tensions have been high in Israel since the July arson attack at a Palestinian West Bank home, when an 18-month-old toddler was burned to death. His father later died from his wounds.

Several stabbing attacks have taken place recently. In an attack Saturday, a Palestinian assailant was also shot dead.


Updated : 2021-09-18 09:49 GMT+08:00