Palestinian Shot After Attempting to Stab Israeli Forces in Hebron

Israeli police say the suspect, a 20-year-old Palestinian, approached Border Patrol forces near Cave of the Patriarchs and pulled a knife; none hurt

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The scene of an attempted stabbing attack near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, May 4, 2017.
The scene of an attempted stabbing attack near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, May 4, 2017.Credit: Police spokesman

A Palestinian man allegedly attempted to carry out an attack on Israeli security forces in the city of Hebron in the West Bank on Thursday, Israeli Border Police said. No Israelis were hurt in the incident.

According to a spokesperson for the Border Police, the man arrived at a checkpoint near the Cave of the Patriarchs and drew a knife before being shot by forces at the scene.

Palestinian sources identified the alleged assailant as a 20-year-old Palestinian from Hebron, who is said to be in serious condition and has been evacuated to a nearby hospital.

On Tuesday, a Jewish Israeli man was shot and killed at a checkpoint outside Jerusalem. Police said the man, 19, was running toward a soldier with a knife in his hand, and apparently sought to commit “suicide by soldier.”

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