Israeli Army Foils Palestinian planned Attacks in West Bank

Several attacks were thwarted on Sunday morning in the West Bank, with a Palestinian attacker shot dead, Israeli army said, as an ongoing five-month-long wave of violence continues.


A Palestinian tried to attack an Israeli soldier at the Bitot Junction in the northern West Bank, an IDF spokesperson said, adding that the force responded by shooting him dead at the scene.


On Sunday morning when Israeli soldiers arrested a 17-year-old Palestinian girl after finding a knife in her belongings at the Tapuach junction, south of Nablus in the northern West Bank.

Later on, a 14-year-old Palestinian tried to carry out a stabbing attack near the Palestinian village of Bani Na’im, east of Hebron.

A spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that a Palestinian assailant wielded a knife and tried stabbing an Israeli soldier during a routine military activity in the area.

The force arrested the assailant and he was taken for questioning, the IDF spokesperson said.

No Israelis were reportedly injured in any of these attacks.

Over 170 Palestinians and 27 Israelis have been killed during clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians since last October.

Israeli leaders charge the wave of violence is a result of incitement by the Palestinian Authority, whereas the Palestinians charge it is fueled by frustration over the 49-year Israeli occupation of the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, where Palestinians wish to establish their own state, and the dim hopes of renewing peace talks according to the two-state solution.

Source: Xinhua

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