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Israeli forces kill Palestinian in alleged knife attack

January 31, 2021 at 11:14 am

An Israeli soldier patrols in an area in Hebron, West Bank on September 01, 2020 [Issam Rimawi – Anadolu Agency]

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian in an alleged stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, according to the Israeli army, Anadolu Agency reported.

A military statement said a Palestinian armed with three knives connected to a stick allegedly attempted to stab soldiers at Gush Etzion Junction south of Bethlehem.

The army said the attacker was neutralized. No injuries were reported among Israeli soldiers.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that a Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire south of Bethlehem.

Local residents said the Palestinian was injured and left bleeding to death.

On Tuesday, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian near the city of Salfit in the northern West Bank for allegedly attempting to stab soldiers.

Over the past year, several Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in gunfire for allegedly trying to stab soldiers, while reports suggested that others were killed without posing any threat to Israeli forces.

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