Two Palestinians were shot dead after allegedly stabbing and injuring two Israeli women in the illegal Israeli settlement of Beit Horon, west of Ramallah in the central occupied West Bank, Israeli police said.
Israeli police spokesperson Luba al-Samri said "two terrorists approached a grocery store in Beit Horon and stabbed a woman, then they fled the scene."
"As they were fleeing the two then stabbed another woman before a security guard neutralized them."
Al-Samri then clarified that the two Palestinians had been shot dead.
One Israeli woman, 40, was seriously injured after being stabbed in the "upper part" of her body, while another woman, 60, sustained light wounds. Al-Samri added that two explosive devices were also found after police searched the area.
Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld later added that Israeli police units were "looking into" the identity of the two Palestinians, and that "heightened security in the areas continues."
On Saturday, a 13-year-old Palestinian was shot dead after reportedly attempting to stab an Israeli security guard outside of an illegal West Bank settlement northeast of Jerusalem, al-Samri said at the time. more