- Title: Israeli forces shoot dead suspected Palestinian attacker in West Bank
- Date: 26th January 2021
- Summary: BLOOD STAINS ON GROUND
- Embargoed: 9th February 2021 11:53
- Keywords: Ariel settlement Israel Palestinians West bank military stabbing attempt
- Location: SOUTH OF NABLUS, WEST BANK
- City: SOUTH OF NABLUS, WEST BANK
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Middle East
- Reuters ID: LVA002DWUCNK7
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- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES
An Israeli military commander shot a Palestinian man who attempted to stab soldiers in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday (January 26), the military said, and Palestinian officials said the man had been killed.
The incident occurred at a road junction south of the Palestinian city of Nablus, the military said in a statement.
Israeli troops at a nearby military post "spotted an assailant who attempted to stab two IDF (Israeli military) soldiers" stationed at the road junction.
"One of the soldiers blocked the assailant's multiple stabbing attacks, and the commander of the troops who was at the scene fired towards the assailant and neutralized him," the statement said.
The Palestinian health ministry said the man had died, without identifying him.
Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war. Palestinians seek the territory for an independent state they hope to set up in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem.
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