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Palestinian shot, killed after alleged attack at Nablus checkpoint

Oct. 30, 2015 12:36 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 30, 2015 10:32 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinians were shot in the Nablus district on Friday after allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli border policeman at a military checkpoint, Israel's army said.

An Israeli army spokesperson said two Palestinians tried to stab an Israeli border policeman at the Tappuah, or Zatara, checkpoint south of Nablus, with both attackers shot.

Israeli police confirmed that one Palestinian was killed and the other man shot and "captured," with his condition thought to be critical.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health identified the man killed as Qassem Mahmoud Sabaneh from Jenin.

Director of the ambulance and emergency unit of the Red Crescent, Abed al-Halim Jafreh, told Ma'an that medics treated the critically injured man at the scene.

Sabaneh died from multiple gunshot wounds, he added, with medics prohibited from reaching his body.

The area, including the checkpoint, was closed following the incident.

The two men had reportedly arrived at the checkpoint on a motorcycle before attempting to attack an Israeli officer.

No Israeli injuries were reported.

On Thursday, two Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces in Hebron after alleged knife attacks.

Sabaneh's death is the latest as violence across the occupied Palestinian territory has left at least 65 Palestinians killed since the beginning of October.

At least nine Israelis have been killed by Palestinians in the same time period.

Many Palestinians killed this month were shot by Israeli forces after alleged attacks on Israeli military personnel and civilians, while others were shot dead by Israeli forces during demonstrations.

International leaders have stepped up efforts in the past two weeks to quell tensions as US Secretary of State John Kerry labelled the current situation on Wednesday as "unsustainable."

أحمد العجوري / Palestin
Stop trying to stab it does not help anyone
30/10/2015 12:52
Hannah Wet / Hungary
A knife attack by two terrorists on a group of soldiers at the Tapuch intersection was foiled Friday. The soldiers shot both Palestinian assailants dead.
30/10/2015 13:08
Paul / Kenya
What do you mean by "alleged attacks" ?
We see clearly on the cam videos, that these Palestinians are all attempting to stab Israelis to death. Please get real Maan.
30/10/2015 17:08
Arnold / Canada
Palestinians are egged on by Hamas , PA , and other militant groups to go on these lone wolf attacks. Then when all of a sudden they are getting shot at now the media reports of "alleged knives" Everytime I think the Palestinian society cannot get more stupid , it does.
30/10/2015 17:09
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