Two Palestinian killed by Israeli forces

Israeli forces kill two Palestinians claiming they attacked Israelis in West Bank

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Israeli security forces check a car after a Palestinian driver was shot dead for ramming his car into a crowd of people near the Jewish settlement of Tapuach, near the West Bank city of Nablus November 8, 2015

Israeli police said two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces in the West Bank on Sunday.

22-year-old Palestinian man, allegedly rammed his vehicle into a group of Israelis and injured four of them before he was shot dead.

The alleged attacker, according to Palestinian media was from al Bireh near Ramallah and was said to have driven his car to a checkpoint south of Nablus, where Israelis gather to hitch rides.

After the incident, Israeli police stationed at the checkpoint opened fire and killed him.

According to Israeli radio two of the injured people are in serious condition.

Following that incident, Israeli military said that a 22-year-old Palestinian woman was also shot dead in the West Bank, after she allegedly stabbed an Israeli security guard, lightly wounding him.

The incident occurred at the entrance to Beitar Illit, a settlement in south Jerusalem.

Stabbings, shootings and car attacks started in Israeli and Palestinian territories in mid-September, mostly encompassing areas in annexed East Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank and the embargoed Gaza Strip.

Incidents and clashes gained steam after the raid on the Al Aqsa Mosque by Israeli security forces, which is one of the most important sites in Islam and the settlement politics of Israel.

11 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks and 74 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces.

47 of them have been involved in attacks or attempted attacks. 27 other Palestinians were killed in clashes between stone-throwers and security forces.

Israeli officials blames Hamas and other Palestinian political and religious leaders for the recent increased violence in the region.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will leave Israel for a meeting with the United States President Barack Obama in Washington.

The meeting will focus on bilateral relations, Iran nuclear deal and the recent violence in the region.

Netanyahu said before leaving that he will speak with Obama about “possible progress with Palestinians, or at least stabilising the situation with them and of course strengthening the security of the of Israel.”

TRTWorld and agencies