Israeli forces kill Palestinian who tried to stab soldier, army says

Israeli forces kill Palestinian who tried to stab soldier, army says

 

Israeli forces kill Palestinian who tried to stab soldier, army says

 

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab them in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday and an Israeli woman was wounded in a separate knife attack near a Jewish settlement, the military and police said.

The latest assaults underscored what appeared to be a shift in weeks of bloodshed to the West Bank away from Jerusalem, where Israeli police have set up roadblocks in Palestinian neighbourhoods where many of the alleged assailants lived.

But with attacks still occurring daily against Israelis, and lethal force being used against alleged attackers, there was still no end in sight to the worst wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence since the 2014 Gaza war.

A U.S.-promoted Jordanian plan announced on Saturday to set up cameras to monitor the flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque compound, a place holy to both Muslims and Jews, has still not been implemented. Palestinians have voiced concern Israel would use such footage to arrest suspected militants.

Addressing the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas repeated his call for “international protection” for the Palestinian people.

“Do not push my people into further despair,” he said.

A spokesman for Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Abbas, in his speech in Geneva, “chose once more the way of propaganda and incitement, instead of the dialogue proposed by Israel”.

 

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