News ID: 131438
Published: 0910 GMT November 22, 2015

Israeli forces shoot dead another Palestinian in West Bank

Israeli forces shoot dead another Palestinian in West Bank

Israeli forces have shot and killed another Palestinian in the occupied West Bank after accusing him of a stabbing attack against a 20-year-old Israeli woman.

The Palestinian, whose age and identity has not been revealed yet, was shot dead in Gush Etzion south of al-Quds (Jerusalem) on Sunday after he allegedly stabbed and injured the Israeli woman, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.

An Israeli army spokesperson said that the Tel Aviv regime “forces on site responded to the imminent threat and shot the attacker resulting in his death.”

Earlier on Sunday, an Israeli settler ran over, shot and killed a young Palestinian woman in the West Bank. The settler claimed that the Palestinian teenage girl, Ashraqat Taha Ahmad Qatanani, had tried to stab Israeli soldiers at the Huwarra checkpoint, south of the city of Nablus.

In a separate incident on Monday, an Israeli killed a Palestinian man near the illegal Israeli settlement of Kfar Adumim in the central occupied West Bank after it was alleged that the man driving a taxi tried to slam into people and attack them with a knife.

The development comes amid deadly tensions between the Tel Aviv regime and Palestinians triggered by Israel’s imposition on August 26 of sweeping restrictions on entries into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds and Israeli settlers’ repeated attacks on the mosque.

Palestinians are furious at the settler violence and a plan by Israelis to change the status quo of the al-Aqsa Mosque, which is Islam’s third holiest site after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina.

International condemnations are pouring in over the Israeli crackdown, with some observers warning that Tel Aviv’s provocations could open the door to a new Intifida, or a full-scale uprising, against the regime.

Tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories have dramatically escalated over the past weeks.

The Palestinian Health Ministry says at least 95 Palestinians, including several women and children, have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces since the beginning of October.

   
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