Israeli fatally stabbed by Palestinians in the West Bank

Israeli forensic police are inspecting the site where an Israeli was fatally stabbed by a Palestinian near a shopping mall at the Gush Etzion crossing near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, on September 16, 2018.

Palestinian teen stabs an Israeli man, 40, in a busy shopping mall in the West Bank

  • The official Palestinian news agency says the attacker is "young" from the village of Yatta
  • The filming allegedly showed an attacker stabbing the older man at the entrance to the mall
  • It comes days after the Israelis killed a Palestinian with a knife at the checkpoint

Sebastian Murphy-bates for Mailonline

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A Palestinian fatally stabbed an Israeli near the entrance to a shopping center in the occupied West Bank today before being shot by a civilian, authorities said.

No details were provided immediately on the identity of the Israeli, whose death was confirmed in a statement from the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. The Israeli media reported that he was 40 years old.

The official Palestinian news agency WAFA described the attacker as a & # 39; young man & # 39; from the village of Yatta in the West Bank.

Israeli forensic police are inspecting the site where an Israeli was fatally stabbed by a Palestinian near a shopping mall at the Gush Etzion crossing near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, on September 16, 2018.

Israeli forensic police are inspecting the site where an Israeli was fatally stabbed by a Palestinian near a shopping mall at the Gush Etzion crossing near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, on September 16, 2018.

The report said he was not seriously injured. The incident took place at the intersection of Gush Etzion south of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, according to the Israeli army, which provided the details of the stabbing.

The video images shared on social networks allegedly showed the attacker approaching an older man near the entrance to the mall and stabbing him. He is then pursued by civilians and shot nearby.

The Palestinians clash with the Israeli troops in response to the intervention in the demonstration on Friday 25 of the Long March of Return

The Palestinians clash with the Israeli troops in response to the intervention in the demonstration on Friday 25 of the Long March of Return

The Palestinians clash with the Israeli troops in response to the intervention in the demonstration on Friday 25 of the Long March of Return

There are regular frictions between Israelis and Palestinians at the crossroads, which is near an important block of Israeli settlements and has been the scene of numerous attacks.

A wave of Palestinian knife attacks against Israelis broke out in 2015, but since then they have become sporadic.

On September 3, a Palestinian man wielding a knife approached an Israeli military checkpoint near the hard-line Kiryat Arba settlement in the Hebron area and was shot dead by soldiers, according to the army.

There is concern that tensions between Israelis and Palestinians will increase this month, as Jews celebrate their holidays and make more visits to the holy sites.

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