Monday, 10 August 2015

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian after alleged stabbing attack


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Sunday shot dead a Palestinian man after he allegedly took part in a stabbing attack that left an Israeli civilian lightly injured in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that "a group of Palestinian assailants" attacked and lightly injured the Israeli near Ofer checkpoint on Route 443, southwest of Ramallah.

Israeli news site Ynet reported that the 26-year-old Israeli was filling his car at a gas station when the attack took place.

The army spokeswoman said that Israeli soldiers then opened fire on the Palestinian "suspects."

She had no immediate information on whether warning shots were fired, but said that Israeli forces opened fire "to prevent the suspect from escaping."

She confirmed that one of the Palestinians died of his wounds. more

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