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Palestinian shot dead in alleged knife attack in West Bank

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK - JANUARY 11: Students of Birzeit University in Ramallah stage a demonstration near the Beit El military checkpoint to protest the detention of 5 university students by Israeli forces, on January 11, 2022 in Ramallah, West Bank. Israeli forces intervened the demonstrators with rubber bullets and tear gas. ( Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency )
Students of Birzeit University in Ramallah stage a demonstration near the Beit El military checkpoint to protest the detention of 5 university students by Israeli forces, on January 11, 2022 in Ramallah, West Bank [Issam Rimawi - Anadolu Agency]

A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces on Monday in an alleged knife attack in the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli army, and reported by Anadolu News Agency.

A military statement said the Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at Gush Etzion junction north of Hebron.

The army said an Israeli soldier opened fire and neutralised the assailant. No injuries were reported among Israeli soldiers.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the dead Palestinian as Faleh Jaradat from Sa'ir town, northeast of Hebron city.

Dozens of Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in recent months for allegedly attempting to carry out stabbing or car-ramming attacks. Palestinian rights groups, meanwhile, accuse the Israeli forces of deliberately killing Palestinians with no risk to their lives.

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