Israel Army Says Palestinian Teen Killed After ‘Attempted Attack’ in West Bank

Mon May 27 2024
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TEL AVIV:  Israel’s military said has said that its troops killed a Palestinian attacker in the occupied West Bank.

According to the Palestinian health ministry the person killed by Israeli troops was a teenager.

Israeli military in a statement on Sunday said that the forces identified a terrorist who came towards them to carry out a stabbing attack.

“The soldiers fired at him and killed him,” it said.

The Palestinian health ministry said Majd Shahir Aramin, 14, had been killed by Israeli troops.

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The tragic incident occurred near the city of Hebron in the southern West Bank, said the army and the Palestinian ministry.

The West Bank, which was occupied by Israel in 1967, has seen a rise in violence especially after the start of war between Hamas and Israel on October 7.

According to Palestinian officials, at least 519 Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank by Israeli forces or settlers after the Gaza war.

According to the Gaza health ministry at least 35,984 Palestinians, mostly women and children, have been killed and 80,643 injured in Israel’s military offensive on Gaza since October 7.

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