Israel says troops kill Palestinian after attempted stabbing

Members of the Israeli security forces take position during clashes over an Israeli order to shut down a Palestinian school in the town of as-Sawiyah, south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank on October 15, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 15 October 2018
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Israel says troops kill Palestinian after attempted stabbing

  • Also Monday, the Israeli army ordered a nearby Palestinian school closed following alleged stone-throwing protests, firing tear gas and stun grenades to clear out the building.
  • Over the weekend, a Palestinian woman was killed after being hit in the face with a stone thrown at her car.

JERUSALEM: Israeli troops on Monday shot and killed a Palestinian man who allegedly tried to stab a soldier in the northern West Bank, the military said.
The military said the alleged attacker did not wound any soldiers before he was spotted and shot.
The incident came as security forces continued to search for a Palestinian who shot and killed two Israelis in a West Bank industrial park last week. The military notified the man’s family on Monday that it intends to demolish his home in response to the attack.
The area has experienced an uptick in violence since last week’s shooting.
Also Monday, the Israeli army ordered a nearby Palestinian school closed following alleged stone-throwing protests, firing tear gas and stun grenades to clear out the building.
The military said Monday it declared the 500-student school in Sawyeh a closed military zone in response to a “large number of popular terror acts.” But students defied the order and came to classes with their families, backed by the Palestinian education minister.
Troops fired tear gas and stun grenades into the school early Monday, sending students and their families scrambling out of the building.
The army did not say when the school would reopen.
Over the weekend, a Palestinian woman was killed after being hit in the face with a stone thrown at her car — an attack the Palestinians have blamed on Israeli settlers.
Last week, a Palestinian assailant stabbed an Israeli soldier in the same area.


Israeli forces kill Palestinian suspected of deadly attack in West Bank

Updated 20 min 39 sec ago
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Israeli forces kill Palestinian suspected of deadly attack in West Bank

  • The assailant was killed after he opened fire at Israeli forces who had come to arrest him, the Shin Bet said
  • The Palestinian health ministry said two more Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli soldiers near Nablus

JERUSALEM: Israeli forces on Tuesday killed a Palestinian suspected of carrying out a deadly stabbing and shooting attack in the occupied West Bank two days earlier, the Israeli Shin Bet security service said.
The assailant was killed after he opened fire at Israeli forces who had come to arrest him, the Shin Bet said. The Palestinian health ministry confirmed a person had been killed in the clash, but provided no further details.
In what appeared to be a separate incident, the Palestinian health ministry said two more Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli soldiers near the West Bank city of Nablus. An Israeli army spokeswoman said the report was being looked into.
On Sunday, a suspected Palestinian assailant fatally stabbed a soldier at an intersection on a busy West Bank highway and opened fire at the scene using the conscript’s rifle, killing an Israeli rabbi and wounding a second soldier.
Palestinians, many of them people without links to armed groups, carried out a wave of attacks in the West Bank in late 2015 and 2016 but the frequency of such incidents has since decreased.
Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war. Palestinians seek to establish a state there and in the Gaza Strip, with East Jerusalem as its capital. Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed in 2014.