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Publish Date: 10:27 - 07 February 2018
TEHRAN, February 7 - Israeli forces have fatally shot a Palestinian following an alleged stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank.

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The incident took place at the entrance to the Israeli Karmei Tzur settlement north of the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) early on Wednesday.

The Israeli army said in a statement that the victim had approached the gate of the settlement and stabbed the guard in the hand, slightly wounding him.

A second guard opened fire on the Palestinian and killed him, the statement added.

The latest development comes amid anger in the occupied West Bank over the Israeli military’s killing of Ahmad Nassar Jarrar, a Palestinian man whom they say was the prime suspect in the death of a Rabbi Raziel Shevach last month.

Jarrar’s killing promoted clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces.

A young Palestinian was shot and killed during an Israeli raid in Nablus on Tuesday.

The Israeli military regularly opens fatal fire on Palestinians, accusing them of attempting to carry out stabbing attacks against its forces.

Human rights groups have repeatedly criticized the Tel Aviv regime for its policy of shoot-to-kill as a large number of the Palestinians killed at the scene of attacks did not pose serious threats to Israelis.

Source: Press TV

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