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Police: Palestinian killed after stabbing 2 Israelis

Israeli police: Palestinian was shot and killed after stabbing 2 Israelis in the West Bank

Police: Palestinian killed after stabbing 2 Israelis

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded two Israelis in the West Bank before he was shot and killed by security forces at the scene.

Police said Wednesday's incident -- the latest in almost three months of near-daily attacks -- occurred near the West Bank city of Hebron. Many of the Palestinians involved in recent stabbings are from there.

Tensions are high in the city where about 850 Israeli settlers live in heavily-guarded enclaves surrounded by tens of thousands of Palestinians. Much of the animosity is over a key holy site, sacred to both Jews and Muslims.

Since mid-September, 19 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks. At least 109 Palestinians have died in the latest violence, including 74 said by Israel to be attackers. The remainder died in clashes with security forces.


Updated : 2021-09-27 15:17 GMT+08:00