Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian at West Bank checkpoint

Israel’s defense ministry said a Palestinian man ran toward a checkpoint between Israel and the central West Bank city of Tulkarem ‘with a knife in hand’. (Getty Images)
Updated 18 October 2019

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian at West Bank checkpoint

  • Man ran toward Israeli forces with a knife near a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank
  • The West Bank has seen simmering violence since US-sponsored peace talks with Israel broke down in 2014

JERUSALEM: Israeli forces shot a Palestinian who ran toward them with a knife near a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israel’s defense ministry said, and Palestinian officials said he died of his injury.
Israel’s defense ministry said a Palestinian man ran toward a checkpoint between Israel and the central West Bank city of Tulkarem “with a knife in hand, with the apparent intention of attacking security personnel.”
The ministry said in a statement that one of the forces called on the attacker to stop, “and upon his failure to do so ... fired toward and neutralized” him.
The Palestinian health ministry identified the individual as a Palestinian national and said he had died of his injuries. Palestinian officials did not immediately provide further details.
Israel’s defense ministry circulated a photo of what it said was the scene of the incident. A black plastic sheet, which ministry spokeswoman Betty Ilovici said was laid over the Palestinian’s body, could be seen against the roadside with the checkpoint meters away in the background.
The West Bank has seen simmering violence since US-sponsored peace talks with Israel broke down in 2014.
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.


UAE, Egypt plan $20 bln spending on social, economic projects

Updated 14 November 2019

UAE, Egypt plan $20 bln spending on social, economic projects

  • Sheikh Mohammed made the announcement on Twitter during a visit to by Sisi
  • The funds will be used to establish joint strategic investment projects, specialized funds and investment tools, in a number of sectors

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates and Egypt plan to jointly invest $20 billion in economic and social projects, under a bilateral project announced by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Thursday.
Sheikh Mohammed made the announcement on Twitter during a two-day visit to the UAE by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company and Egypt's sovereign wealth fund will use the funds to establish joint strategic investment projects, specialized funds and investment tools, in a number of sectors, Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.