0904 GMT August 19, 2018
The Israeli military said the Palestinian was shot dead after stabbing a guard at the entrance to a settlement in the West Bank, according to Reuters.
The guard, stationed at the Karmei Tzur settlement north of the city of Al-Khalil, was slightly wounded. Another guard shot and killed the Palestinian, the military said in a statement.
Tensions have risen in the West Bank since US President Donald Trump’s December 6 recognition of Al-Quds as Israel’s capital. His declaration overturned decades of US policy that its status should be decided in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Late on Tuesday, Israeli forces shot dead at least one Palestinian during a raid in the West Bank city of Nablus that led to confrontations with residents, Palestinian health officials said.
In a statement, the military said its troops had been searching for an assailant who fatally stabbed an Israeli man at the entrance to the settlement of Ariel in the West Bank on Monday.
“During the activity, a violent riot was instigated as approximately 500 Palestinians hurled rocks, fire bombs and explosive devices and fired live rounds at soldiers and, in addition, the rioters built rock barriers,” a military statement said.
The troops “responded with riot dispersal means and fired warning shots in the air,” it said. “A report regarding a Palestinian being killed and several injured... is being reviewed.”
The Palestinian Health Ministry put the number of Palestinians wounded at 29. The Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance service said stone-throwers had clashed with the soldiers.
Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian in the West Bank village of Yamoun and claimed that he was among those who were responsible for an ambush in which a settler was shot dead on January 9.
Israel had been looking for the final suspect which it said killed Rabbi Raziel Shevah in a drive-by shooting.
Israel regards Al-Quds as its eternal and indivisible capital, although that is not recognized internationally. Palestinians say East Al-Quds, captured along with the West Bank by Israel in 1967 war, must be the capital of a Palestinian state.