On Friday a 20 year old Palestinian posing as a local journalist was shot dead in the southern West Bank after a knife attack which wounded an soldier Israeli, Israeli authorities have reported. Another two Palestinians were killed during clashes with Israeli forces. It comes as one a series of clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in the last few days.
The attack took place near the city of Hebron, in the south of the Israeli occupied West Bank.
Photos show the Palestinian surrounded by Israeli forces while wearing a yellow fluorescent vest over a t-shirt labelled with “PRESS.”
Soldiers reportedly attempted to disperse journalists in the area by throwing stun grenades.
The incident came hours after a religious site Jews in particular associate with the prophet Joseph in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus was set on fire. Several media accounts claim that a group of Palestinian youth conducted the attack.
Gazan medical sources also reported that a 37 year old Palestinian identified as Shawqi Adib died on Friday from severe wounds caused in clashes with Israeli forces along the border with Gaza on Tuesday.
Nine other Palestinians lost their lives on October 9 and 10 in similar clashes.
Since October 1, more than 30 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces while seven Israelis have been killed in attacks by Palestinians.
Incidents of violence between Israelis and Palestinians have increased since Israeli police carried out a raid on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, one of the holiest sites in Islam, last month to prevent possible protests against Jews entering the grounds to perform rituals.
As a result of the raid, a number of Palestinian worshippers were injured and Palestinian access to the compound was restricted.