Sunday, 18 October 2015

Two more Palestinians killed following alleged stabbings

Two Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces on Saturday evening, after allegedly carrying out separate stabbing attacks in Hebron and Qalandia, in the occupied West Bank.

Their deaths bring the total number of Palestinians killed on Saturday to five, in each case after they allegedly attempted to carry out stabbing attacks, although Palestinian sources have contested that at least one of those attacks actually took place.

In central Hebron, a Palestinian was shot and critically wounded after he allegedly stabbed and moderately injured an Israeli soldier on Shuhada Street in the Old City.

The Palestinian was taken to Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem where he succumbed to his wounds, a hospital spokesperson said.

He was identified as Tareq Ziad an-Natsha, aged 22.

Israeli media reported that the Israel soldier was stabbed in the shoulder, and an Israeli army spokesperson said he had been evacuated for medical treatment.

Meanwhile, at Qalandia checkpoint to the south of Ramallah, a Palestinian man was shot dead after he allegedly stabbed and injured an Israeli border police officer.

Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld alleged that the Palestinian was shot with the "knife in his hand." more

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