Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Palestinian killed, one wounded after alleged stabbing attempts


Israeli forces shot dead one Palestinian and wounded another after they allegedly carried out separate stabbing attempts in the occupied West Bank, Israeli sources said.

One of the Palestinians was shot dead after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli border guard at the Container checkpoint east of Jerusalem near Abu Dis.

Israeli police said that Israeli forces opened fire on the Palestinian after he approached a border guard carrying a knife.

They said the Palestinian was "neutralized," and the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Health later said he had succumbed to his wounds.

No Israelis were reported injured during the incident.

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Israel claims 24 'Hamas operatives' among 36 detained in West Bank raids


Israeli forces detained 36 Palestinians across the occupied West Bank overnight Monday, including 24 alleged "Hamas operatives" in the northern West Bank city of Qalqiliya, Israeli and Palestinian sources said.

The Israeli army said in a statement that a joint military, police and intelligence operation had "uncovered" a "vast Hamas network" in Qalqiliya.

"Overnight, 24 operatives were arrested, including senior Hamas operatives who have been previously arrested for participated and planning Hamas terror activity," the statement said.

It said that "the heads of the network" had been "operating to renew Hamas activity in the area and plotting terror activity."

It said the "network was directed, guided and funded by members of Hamas headquarters in Qatar and the Gaza Strip," adding that 35,000 shekels ($9,000) of "terror funds" had been seized by Israeli forces. more