Israeli police injure Palestinian man in West Bank

Israeli police shoot and injure Palestinian man after alleged knife attack in which paramedics say one Israeli soldier lightly wounded

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

An Israeli border policeman aims his weapon at Palestinian protesters as he stands near a section of the Israeli barrier during clashes in the West Bank town of Al-Ram, near Jerusalem October 22, 2015.

Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian after he allegedly tried to stab an Israeli soldier near the security fence in Gush Etzion in the West Bank on Friday morning.

A military paramedic said the Israeli soldier was lightly wounded while the alleged Palestinian shot and injured.

"When we got there we saw a young man walking while fully conscious, with a stab wound in his upper body," said Zohar Maman, Israeli paramedic.

"We treated his light wound...and sent him to the hospital."

The Palestinian Health Ministry reported that the latest deaths brought the total number of Palestinians killed up to 25, since the beginning of October, along with at least 1,300 Palestinians wounded.

After weeks of protests fuelled by tensions over Al Aqsa Mosque compound, frustration has turned into violence as Israel keeps to build Jewish-only settlements throughout the West Bank in ignorance of international law.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu accused some groups of the violent stabbing incidents, including the “Islamic Movement” that is responsible with religious and educational services for Muslims in Israel.

An “Islamic Movement” local leader was detained on Friday in Rahat who was suspected of organising a group that vandalised public property in the town, Israeli police reported.

TRTWorld and agencies