Palestinian killed for alleged knife attack in W. Bank

No injuries were reported among Israeli soldiers

Palestinian killed for alleged knife attack in W. Bank

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces Tuesday for allegedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier in the West Bank, the Israeli police said. 

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said a Palestinian wielding a knife had approached security guards at the Qalandia checkpoint near Jerusalem. 

"The Israeli forces at the scene shot the assailant, resulting in his death,” he said in a statement. 

No injuries were reported among Israeli soldiers. 

More than 245 Palestinians have been killed since an uptick in Israeli-Palestinian violence began in October 2015, according to Palestinian figures. 

Israeli authorities say at least 42 Israelis have been killed over the same period. 

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