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Palestinian shot, killed after alleged stab attack in Gush Etzion

Nov. 5, 2015 5:34 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 13, 2015 9:44 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc southwest of Bethlehem on Thursday after allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier, Israel's army said.

"Moments ago, IDF forces thwarted an attack at a crowded bus station in Gush Etzion," an Israeli army spokesperson told Ma'an.

"A Palestinian armed with a knife attempted to stab a soldier, forces on site shot the assailant," she added, confirming that the Palestinian was killed.

The Palestinian was identified asMalik Talal al-Shareef, 25.

No Israelis were injured in the incident.

Last week, two Palestinians were shot dead following an attack in Gush Etzion that left an Israeli soldier injured.

Seventy-three Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces since the beginning of last month, many of whom were shot dead during attempted, alleged, and actual attacks on Israeli military and civilians.

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

The deaths of Palestinians in several cases have raised widespread controversy over Israel’s “shoot to kill” policy that critics claim has led to “extrajudicial executions.”

While the frequency of attacks and Palestinian deaths has reduced over the past week, Israeli intelligence said Wednesday that the decline is unlikely to be long-term, according to Israeli media.

Following the recent violence, PLO Negotiations Affairs Department on Thursday said: “Though Israeli spokespeople have claimed that the main issues are Al-Aqsa and ‘Palestinian incitement,’ the fact of the matter is that Israel continues to systematically deny Palestinian rights.”
Comments
Colin Wright / USA
'No Israelis were injured in the incident.' So that'd be another 'stabbing attack' in which no one was injured? They DID bother to plant a knife, didn't they?
05/11/2015 20:06
Osxatiana / Bulgaria
The terrorist approached the group at a bus stop but the soldiers saw him and ordered him to stop and identify himself, and he responded by pulling out a knife and running towards them.The soldiers reacted quickly and opened fire, killing the terrorist.
05/11/2015 20:14
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