Sunday, 14 February 2016

Palestinian teen shot dead after alleged stabbing attempt near Bethlehem


Israeli forces shot and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian on Sunday after the teen allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at a checkpoint north of Bethlehem, official Palestinian sources said.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the teen as as Naim Ahmad Yousif Safi from the town of al-Ubediya, just east of Bethlehem.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld initially told Ma’an that a young Palestinian man approached the Mazmoria checkpoint near the illegal Israeli settlement of Har Homa and took out a knife.

Spotting the knife, Israeli soldiers shot at Safi, Rosenfeld said.

It was unclear whether the teen died on site or later as a result of his wounds. more

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