Israeli army kills Palestinian for allegedly stabbing a soldier
Israel–In the latest conflict between Palestine and Israel, the Israeli military has killed a Palestinian man for allegedly stabbing a soldier at an army post near Hebron in the southern occupied West Bank.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, the Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man on Friday at the Beit Einoun junction, north of Hebron city.
The Israeli forces said on Twitter that the tragic incident occurred near the town of Kiryat Arbaas, an urban Israeli settlement near Hebron, when the Palestinian man “carried out a stabbing attack, injuring a soldier”. Subsequently, another soldier opened fire and “neutralised” the assailant.
According to the Palestinian Wafa news agency, the Israeli military gunned down the Palestinian and left him lying on the ground. They also prevented medics and people from reaching him.
According to Arab News, the Israeli soldier was taken to a hospital for treatment and his family was informed about the whole incident. After the tragic incident, violent clashes started in the area between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces. They accused each other.
Israel has occupied the West Bank since 1967. Tensions are often high between Israeli forces and Palestinians living in the West Bank. About 2.8 million Palestinians live in the West Bank, alongside 475,000 Jewish settlers, mostly considered illegal by most of the international community. The war between the Israeli military and Palestinians started in 1948 after the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.
Palestinians living in Gaza, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank often say that they have suffered a lot because of Israeli forces. Palestinians also claimed that the Israeli government is directly responsible for the Jewish settlers’ practices in the West Bank. Palestinians reportedly want the occupied West Bank as part of their future independent state. Last month, the Israeli army arrested more than 20 Palestinians during a raid in the occupied West Bank.