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2 Palestinians shot in West Bank

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Israeli forces shot and injured two Palestinians after they allegedly carried out separate stabbing attempts in the occupied West Bank, Israeli sources said.

One of the Palestinians was shot after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli police officer at the Container checkpoint east of Jerusalem near Abu Dis. Israeli police said the Palestinian was “neutralized,” although his condition was unclear.

Israeli forces subsequently closed the checkpoint in both directions, preventing ambulances from reaching the injured youth.

Later, at around 3 p.m., another Palestinian was reported to have entered the illegal Israeli settlement of Teqoa and “lunged at people with a knife,” according to Israeli news site Ynet.

Local Border Police reportedly shot the Palestinian, and his condition was not known.

The incidents came after two other alleged attacks in occupied East Jerusalem left two Israelis injured, with one alleged Palestinian attacker shot dead and a 12-year-old Palestinian boy shot and critically injured. MAANNEWS

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