Israeli army shoot and kill two Palestinian

The Israeli military says forces shot and killed two Palestinian assailants who infiltrated into a West Bank settlement and attacked an Israeli.


Witnesses told Israeli Army Radio that the Palestinians were armed with a knife and clubs and forced their way into a home in the Eli settlement, where they wounded the Israeli. A spokeswoman for a Jerusalem hospital said the man was lightly wounded.

The military says the forces opened fire “upon the significant threat to the people of the community.”

Wednesday’s incident is the latest in more than five months of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Since September, 28 Israelis have been killed in near-daily Palestinian attacks.

Some 170 Palestinians have been killed, the majority of which Israel says were attackers. The rest were killed in clashes with Israeli troops.