Another Palestinian shot after attempted stabbing

Published February 1st, 2016 - 08:30 GMT

A Palestinian was shot dead Monday after trying to stab Israeli soldiers near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israel's army said.

"(Soldiers) identified a suspect infiltrating the security fence near the community of Salit, east of Kfar Saba," an army statement said. "When forces arrived at the scene the assailant drew a knife and attempted to stab the soldiers.

A Palestinian was shot dead Monday after trying to stab Israeli soldiers near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israel's army said.

"(Soldiers) identified a suspect infiltrating the security fence near the community of Salit, east of Kfar Saba," an army statement said. "When forces arrived at the scene the assailant drew a knife and attempted to stab the soldiers.

A wave of Palestinian knife, gun and car-ramming attacks erupted in October. Most of the attacks have been stabbings, although there have also been occasional shootings.

The violence has killed 25 Israelis, as well as an American and an Eritrean, according to an AFP count.

At the same time, 161 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, most while carrying out attacks but others during clashes and demonstrations.


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