News ID: 233885
Published: 0456 GMT November 05, 2018

Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian man over alleged stabbing attack

Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian man over alleged stabbing attack

Israeli military forces have shot and injured a Palestinian man in the southern part of the West Bank as tensions continue in the occupied Palestinian territories as part of the aftermath of US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital and relocation of the US embassy to the occupied city.

Israeli media outlets asserted that the unidentified knife-wielding Palestinian sought to stab a settler and an Israeli soldier at Elias Junction and near the entrance to the Kiryat Arba settlement in al-Khalil (Hebron), located 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Jerusalem al-Quds, on Monday afternoon.

In response, the soldier fired towards the alleged assailant and "neutralized" him, the Israeli military said in a statement, Presstv Reported.

No Israeli troops or settlers were injured in the attempted attack.

The Palestinian man, who was apparently from the nearby town of Bani Na’im, was transported in a jeep to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem al-Quds. He will then be taken to custody for questioning.

On December 21 last year, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the US to withdraw its controversial policy shift.

Despite the vote, the US went ahead with the embassy transfer on May 14, triggering demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco and other Muslim countries.

Israel’s crackdown in Gaza left over 60 protesters dead in the impoverished coastal enclave on that day alone.

Angered by Trump’s move, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas boycotted his administration, saying Washington is no longer qualified to serve as the sole mediator in the decades-long conflict with Israel, and that an international mechanism should be devised to replace the US in the so-called peace process.



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