Israeli forces shot a Palestinian man accused of attempting to stab an Israeli soldier outside the Ibrahimi Mosque on Monday, in the second reported incident of the day in Hebron.
“A Palestinian attempted to stab a soldier,” an Israeli army spokesperson said.”They fired toward the attacker and the attack was thwarted,” she added, noting that no Israeli forces were injured.
Initial Israeli army radio reports said the Palestinian was killed, although his condition is still unclear. He was approaching Israeli forces when they shot him, the Times of Israel reported.
Earlier, a Palestinian suspect was shot and killed after stabbing an Israeli soldier in Hebron on Monday.
The incident took place near the Beit Einun junction north of the city, with a19-year-old soldier seriously injured and taken for medical treatment at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.
Locals identified the Palestinian man asRaed Saket Abdul-Rahim Jaradat, 22, from the town of Sair. He was reportedly a student at Al-Quds University.
The latest death brings the total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces to at least 59 since the beginning of the month.
While around 30 of those killed were shot after allegedly carrying out attacks on Israelis, a number of alleged attacks have been disputed by Palestinian witnesses and investigations by rights groups who say the suspects posed no threat at the time of their death. MAANNEWS