West Bank gripped by fresh violence
A PALESTINIAN man has been killed by Israeli forces near the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank after he allegedly tried to stab an Israeli soldier, as violence flared in several other towns across the occupied territories.
In a separate incident yesterday, an Israeli settler was killed when he was reportedly run over by a Palestinian man near Hebron. Witnesses said the settler was attacking cars in the area before he was hit by one of the vehicles.
Meanwhile, violent clashes broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces at a rally in Beit El near Ramallah, where Israeli forces used tear gas to disperse the crowds.
The Israeli army said the officer who was reportedly attacked in Hebron was lightly injured in the incident.
The incident took place in the West Bank village of Beit Awwa near Hebron during a demonstration by Palestinians.
Triggered by Israeli incursions into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound last month, violence and protests against Israel’s occupation have increased in frequency across the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.