Israeli police shoot two alleged Palestinian attackers, one dead

Israeli soldiers stand at the scene where a Palestinian man is suspected of carrying out a running over and stabbing attack near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat, part of the Gush Etzion bloc. (File photo: Reuters)

Israeli police have shot two Palestinian alleged attackers in two separate incidents near Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, leaving one dead and the other wounded, Israeli authorities have said.

The first incident in which a Palestinian allegedly armed with a knife approached a hitchhiking spot took place near the Gush Etzion bloc of settlements north of Hebron city, the site of a series of recent attacks.

Later in the day, in the northern West Bank, a Palestinian woman or teenager who allegedly sought to carry out a stabbing near the Israeli settlement of Einav was also shot dead.

Israeli authorities did not immediately provide further details on the alleged attacker or whom she sought to stab at a crossing near the settlement.

Violence since Oct. 1 has left 102 dead on the Palestinian side, including an Arab Israeli, as well as 17 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean.

Many of the Palestinians killed have been alleged attackers, while others have been shot dead by Israeli security forces during clashes.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49