EventsEventsPodcasts
Loader
Find Us
ADVERTISEMENT

Israeli army says it killed Palestinian in West Bank who tried to stab soldiers

Israeli army says it killed Palestinian in West Bank who tried to stab soldiers
Israeli army says it killed Palestinian in West Bank who tried to stab soldiers Copyright Thomson Reuters 2023
Copyright Thomson Reuters 2023
By Reuters
Published on Updated
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button

RAMALLAH, West Bank -The Israeli army said it had shot a Palestinian who tried to stab Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday.

The official Palestinian news agency WAFA said a 20-year-old man from Jenin refugee camp was killed in the incident between the town of Qalqilya and the Jewish settlement of Kedumim.

The Islamist group Hamas identified the dead man, Aref Lahlouh, as a member.

Violence in the West Bank has surged over the past year, following stepped-up raids by Israel in response to a spate of Palestinian street attacks in its cities. At least 19 Palestinians, including militants and civilians, have been killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank since Jan. 1.

There were no Israeli casualties in Wednesday's incident.

The army released CCTV video it said was of the attack, in which a man emerges from a car at a bus stop, apparently brandishing something in his hand. The footage shows the man running at the soldiers, before collapsing when they appear to shoot him.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

WATCH: Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo swims in Seine before Olympics

WATCH: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men block highway in Israel in protest against draft

Albania continues to tackle wildfires spreading up north of country