Saturday, 31 October 2015

Palestinian killed after alleged attack attempt north of Jenin


JENIN (Ma’an) -- A Palestinian was shot dead Saturday after an alleged attack attempt on an Israeli security guard at the al-Jalama military checkpoint north of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army and media said.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that "the Palestinian attempted to stab security personnel at the crossing” when “forces responded to the imminent danger and shot the perpetrator.”

Hebrew language news sites and the army confirmed there were no Israeli injuries.

Local sources identified the Palestinian as Mahmoud Talal Mahmoud Nazzal, 18, from the town of Qabatiya south of Jenin.

His body was delivered to the Palestinian Red Crescent before being transferred to Talal Suleiman Public Hospital.

Nearly 70 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces this month during demonstrations and after attempted, alleged, and actual attacks on Israeli military or civilians.

At least nine Israelis have been killed in attacks by Palestinians during the same time period. more

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