Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian in occupied West Bank

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man at a West Bank checkpoint.

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian in occupied West Bank

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian at a West Bank checkpoint on Friday, a police spokesman said.

The spokesman said the Palestinian man had brandished a knife at a West Bank checkpoint near Jerusalem and ignored calls from paramilitary Border Police officers to stop before he was shot and killed.

Palestinian medical officials identified the man as a 23-year-old from Hebron in the southern West Bank.

In an earlier incident on Thursday in another part of the West Bank, soldiers killed a man who fired a flare gun at Israelis at a roadside bus stop, a witness and Israeli authorities said.

Ten Palestinians have been shot dead in the occupied West Bank by Israeli troop since Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking resumed in July following a three-year freeze.

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