JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Israeli navy mentioned an armed Israeli settler shot lifeless a Palestinian man who it mentioned tried to hold out a stabbing assault in a settlement within the occupied West Financial institution on Friday.
The navy mentioned an unidentified man infiltrated the gated space within the southern West Financial institution close to the town of Hebron and tried to stab a resident earlier than being “neutralised”. There have been no Israeli casualties and troopers have been scanning the realm, it mentioned.
The Palestinian well being ministry mentioned it was knowledgeable by the unit that coordinates civilian affairs with Israel of a Palestinian man who was shot lifeless “by the occupation” south of Hebron.
Native media mentioned the incident occurred as individuals within the settlement of Teneh Omarim have been gathering for prayers for the Jewish Shavuot competition.
The Israeli navy alerted settlers there to stay indoors and lock their doorways shortly earlier than 10 a.m. (0700 GMT) in a message despatched through its app.
A video obtained by Reuters confirmed a person slipping beneath a closed steel gate. In one other video, troopers have been seen sealing a synagogue with pink tape.
Israeli-Palestinian violence has surged for over a yr, with frequent Israeli navy raids and settler violence within the West Financial institution amid a spate of Palestinian assaults on Israelis.
Since January, greater than 140 Palestinians and at the very least 19 Israelis and foreigners have been killed.
Israel occupied the West Financial institution, which Palestinians need because the core of an unbiased state, within the 1967 Center East struggle. U.S.-sponsored statehood talks have been frozen since 2014 whereas Israel has maintained navy rule over tens of millions of Palestinians and continued to increase Jewish settlements.