Palestinian who tried to stab soldier shot dead by Israeli troops in West Bank

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Israeli army states an assaulter equipped with a knife aimed to stab an IDF soldier who was protecting a bus drop in West Bank settlement of Ofra

Israeli soldiers have actually shot dead a Palestinian who attempted to stab a soldier near the West Bank settlement of Ofra, the army stated.

Palestinian aggressor equipped with a knife tried to stab an Israel Defence Forces soldier protecting a bus stop near the neighborhood of Ofra, a declaration in English stated.

Responding to hazard, forces at the scene shot the enemy, leading to his death, it stated.

The Palestinian health ministry called him as Maen Abu Qaraa, 23, from a location north-west of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

On Thursday night a Palestinian shooter opened fire at soldiers near the northern West Bank town of Tulkarem, gently injuring among them, an army declaration stated.

Forces are browsing the location for the wrongdoer, who left the scene, the armed force stated.

A wave of Palestinian knife, weapon and car-ramming attacks started a year earlier, however the violence has actually substantially decreased in current months.

Since October in 2015, the violence has actually declared the lives of 238 Palestinians, 36 Israelis, 2 Americans, a Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese, inning accordance with an AFP count.

Most of the Palestinians eliminated were performing attacks, inning accordance with Israeli authorities. Others were shot dead throughout clashes and demonstrations, while some were eliminated in air campaign in the Gaza Strip.

Most of the attacks acted alone.

Israel states the violence is owned by a Palestinian project of incitement. Palestinians state it is rooted in aggravations from Israels almost 50-year profession of the West Bank.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/03/israeli-troops-palestinian-soldier-west-bank