Saturday, September 17, 2016

Palestinian man killed after alleged knife attack near settlement

A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli soldiers after he allegedly attacked one of them with a knife in the southern West Bank, military sources reported Friday.
The suspect had allegedly managed to injure a soldier in the face before being killed outside the Jewish settlement Tel Rumeida in the city of Hebron, officials said.

A Palestinian woman argues with Israeli security forces, near the scene of what the Israeli military said was a stabbing attack in Tal Rumaida in the West Bank city of Hebron, 16 September 2016. EPA/ABED AL HASHLAMOUN
The incident occurred on the same day two other Palestinians and a Jordanian man were killed in what the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have termed "a wave of terror attacks."
The military report added the soldier had been taken to a Jerusalem hospital for treatment for his injuries.
Hebron is the largest city in the West Bank, with a population of around 150,000.
It has become the epicenter of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the past few years, and is divided into two sectors: H1, under Palestinian control, and H2, under Israeli military occupation.
The H2 sector is host to the Ibrahimi Mosque, Islam's fourth-holiest site _ after Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque.

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