Israeli soldier kills two Palestinians, injure five

Israeli security forces shot dead two Palestinians, seriously injured five others following alleged knife attacks against Israelis

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

The covered body of a Palestinian man near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Adam, north of Jerusalem

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians and severely injured five others following alleged  attempts to stab Israelis on Thursday.

In the morning, Israeli police said that two Palestinians were shot after they stabbed an Israeli man.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that both attackers were severely injured while the Israeli was slightly injured.

Around 10:30 am, Israeli police announced another attack and said that Israeli forces shot a Palestinian attacker who died due to his wounds following his allegedly knife attack on an Israeli man.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri stated that the Palestinian attacker died at the hospital soon after Thursday's incident. Police also clarified that two attackers stabbed an Israeli citizen in the city of Beit Shemesh, which resulted in the police shooting the attackers.

On Thursday afternoon, Israel's Internal Security Agency informed that one Palestinian was killed and other one was injured after they stabbed at a Israeli man.

The Shin Bet announced that the attackers were born in 1995 and lived in Surif, near the West Bank city of Hebron, stating that one attacker is a member of Hamas, and the other has faced two years of imprisonment.

Since in the beginning of October, at least 52 Palestinians including alleged attackers, unarmed protesters and bystanders have been killed either by Israeli Security Forces or settlers while 10 Israelis have died in recent violence, which was in part triggered by Palestinians' anger over what they see as increased Jewish encroachment on Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque compound

According to Palestinian Health Ministry figures, at least 1,700 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli gunfire since Oct. 1.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs also announced that at least 201 Palestinian children were wounded by Israeli soldiers or settlers in the West Bank and Gaza, between October 6 and 12.

TRTWorld and agencies