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Palestinian shot dead near Nablus after alleged attempted attack

Jan. 17, 2016 2:25 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 19, 2016 10:58 A.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man on Sunday following an alleged attempted stabbing attack in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, an Israeli army spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said the "assailant" was shot and killed after attempting to attack and stab Israeli soldiers "securing the area" near the Huwwara checkpoint, adding that no Israelis were injured during the incident.

The Palestinian man was identified as Wissam Marwan Qasrawa, 21, from the village of Masliya south of Nablus.

On Friday, Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinians during clashes along the border near al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, medical sources said at the time.

The two were identified as 19-year-old Muhammad Abu Zayed and Muhammad Majdi Qaita, 26.

On Thursday, Israeli forces shot and killed 20-year-old Muayyad al-Jabbarin, from Hebron's Sair village, at the Beit Einun junction in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron, after the young man allegedly attempted to stab Israeli soldiers.

The incident took place just days after another two Palestinians from the same village were shot dead at the same junction following alleged attempted stabbing attacks.

No Israelis were injured in any of the incidents mentioned.

Since October, more than 150 Palestinians have been killed by Israelis, the majority in the occupied West Bank.

While Israel alleges many of those were attempting to attack Israelis when they were shot, Palestinians and rights groups have disputed Israel's version of events in a number of cases.

The attacks that have taken place have claimed the lives of more than 20 Israelis.
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