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Israeli kills suspected Palestinian attacker in West Bank

April 03, 2019 - 12:56 AM

JERUSALEM - An Israeli shot and killed a Palestinian who he said tried to attack him with a knife near the West Bank city of Nablus.

A Nablus hospital says another Palestinian was moderately wounded in Wednesday's shooting.

The Israeli military says an Israeli civilian shot a Palestinian who attempted to carry out a stabbing. Israel's Beilinson hospital says the Palestinian later died of his wounds.

The Israeli man told local media the Palestinian "jumped on the car with a knife and tried to open the door."

Since 2015, Palestinians have killed over 50 Israelis in West Bank stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks. Israeli forces have killed over 260 Palestinians in that same period. Israel says most were attackers, but clashes between protesters and soldiers have also turned deadly.

News from © The Associated Press, 2019
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