Israeli soldiers shoot dead a Palestinian assailant: military
January 17 2017 07:35 PM
Palestinian protesters take part in a protest following the funeral of Palestinian youth Qusai Al-Am
Palestinian protesters take part in a protest following the funeral of Palestinian youth Qusai Al-Amour, who Israeli and Palestinian officials said was shot dead by Israeli border police during a clash with protesters on Monday, in the West Bank village of Tuqu near Bethlehem.

Reuters/Jerusalem

Israeli troops on Tuesday shot dead a Palestinian who had tried to stab a soldier at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank, a military spokeswoman said.

"Responding to the imminent threat, forces fired towards the attacker, resulting in his death," she said in a statement.
Thirty-seven Israelis and two visiting Americans have been killed in a wave of Palestinian street attacks that began in October 2015.
At least 233 Palestinians have been killed in violence in Israel, the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the same period. Israel says that at least 159 of them were assailants while others died during clashes and protests, blaming the violence on incitement by the Palestinian leadership.
The Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the West Bank, denies that allegation, and says assailants have acted out of frustration over Israeli occupation of land sought by Palestinians in peace talks that have stalled since 2014.



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