Israeli Cop Shoots Palestinian After Suspected Stabbing Attack in West Bank

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An aerial view of the settlement of Efrat, in 2018
An aerial view of the settlement of Efrat, in 2018Credit: Emil Salman
Hagar Shezaf
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A Palestinian man was shot and injured Friday after he attempted to stab an Israeli police officer near a West Bank settlement.  

The Palestinian started approaching the officer while holding a broken glass bottle. The police officer asked the Palestinian to stop and shot him after he refused to do so.

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The Palestinian, who sustained serious wounds and received medical treatment at the scene, was evacuated to the hospital. The officer was not hurt in the incident.

Last month, the Israeli army said it foiled two stabbing attacks in the West Bank.

The first attack took place in the Palestinian city of Tubas, where an assailant tried to stab a soldier and lightly wounded his hand.

The second attempted attack happened hours later at the Sde Ephraim outpost in the West Bank. The army said a women tried to enter a farm and stab the owner's wife, and was apprehended by residents of the outpost.

In February, a Palestinian was shot after he has broken into the Sde Ephraim outpost in the West Bank. According to the Israel army, the man entered one of the settlement's houses unarmed and was shot by Sde Ephraim's guards.

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