Israeli forces kill Palestinian after alleged stabbing

Israel shots dead Palestinian following alleged knife attack against Israeli

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Palestinian youths walk past an Israeli soldier at the scene of an alleged stabbing attack as they leave their school near the West Bank town of Hebron on October 26, 2015

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian after he had allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli in the West Bank city of Hebron on Monday, Israeli army and media reported.

An Israeli army spokesperson said a Palestinian was shot dead at the scene following the alleged stabbing of an Israeli in the neck near Beit Einun junction north of Hebron.

The Palestinian man was identified as 22-year-old Raed Saket Abdul Rahim Jaradat from the town of Sair in Hebron. He was reportedly studying at Al Quds University.

Israeli army has yet confirmed whether the Israeli was a soldier or settler due to the conflicting reports in Hebrew-language media.

The Israeli, who is reportedly 19 years old, had allegedly suffered from serious injuries and was taken to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for medical treatment.

Israeli troops move on a stretcher the body of Dania Irsheid who was shot by Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Hebron on October 25, 2015 (Reuters)

On Sunday, Israeli border police shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian girl, who is the 15th minor killed by Israeli forces in October, near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, Palestinian and Israeli sources reported.

An Israeli police spokesperson said that the girl was shot and killed after police officers had allegedly seen “a knife in her hand.”

The girl was later identified as Dania Irsheid from central Hebron.

There were no injured Israelis in the incident.

Including the latest incident, the death toll of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces rises to 58 and at least 1,700 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli gunfire since Oct.1, according to Palestinian Health Ministry figures. 29 of those killed were shot dead following alleged attacks on Israelis.

The alleged attacks on Israelis have been disputed by Palestinian witnesses and investigations led by rights groups. The groups said the Palestinians had posed no threat at the time of their death.


TRTWorld and agencies