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2 Palestinian teens killed in Hebron after alleged attack on soldier

Oct. 20, 2015 10:24 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 21, 2015 5:56 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinian teenagers in Hebron's Old City on Tuesday evening after an alleged stabbing attack at a military checkpoint, Israel's army said.

"Two suspects approached a military post in Hebron, one of the assailants stabbed a soldier, with forces shooting both suspects," an Israeli army spokesperson said.

The suspects were both killed, and a Israeli soldier lightly injured.

A Ma'an reporter identified the teenagers asBashar Nidal al-Jabari, 15, and Hussam Jamil al-Jabari, 17.

The incident took place at a checkpoint near the Rajabi house in the H2 area in the center of the city, located by the Kiryat Arba settlement.

Witnesses said dozens of settlers from the settlement attempted to march to the area following the shooting, but were blocked by Israeli forces.

Local Palestinian residents in the area told Ma'an that they were told to stay in their homes.

The latest incident brings Tuesday's death toll to five Palestinians.

Earlier, a Palestinian was shot and killed in Beit Awwa after allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier during a "violent riot," Israel's army said.

Later, Hamzeh Moussa al-Imla, 25, from Beit Ula north of Hebron, was shot and killed after injuring two Israelis in a car attack in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, while Ahmad al-Sarhi, 27, was shot dead east of the al-Bureij refugee camp in Gaza following a demonstration.

An Israeli settler was also run over and killed by a Palestinian truck driver to the south of Hebron. The settler got out of his car after stones were thrown at it, before he was hit by the truck.

The man who ran him over, reportedly a Palestinian truck driver, was initially reported to have later turned himself into Palestinian police in the nearby town of Dhahiriya, southwest of Hebron saying it was an accident.

An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed that the driver was "under custody of the security forces," but was unable to confirm whether this referred to the Palestinian or Israeli security forces.

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