Palestinian shot dead after alleged checkpoint stabbing

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by Israeli forces after allegedly trying to stab a soldier at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank, Israeli authorities have said.


The shooting, which took place on Monday at the Jalameh checkpoint near the city of Jenin, has also been confirmed by the Palestinian Health ministry.

Israeli police said a second Palestinian was arrested in the alleged attack.

Since October 1, Israeli forces and settlers have killed at least 73 Palestinians including unarmed protesters, bystanders and attackers across Israel, the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

Nine Israelis have died in stabbing or shooting incidents in the same period.

The latest killing comes a day after Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who they alleged had earlier attempted to attack them in the Beit Einun village near Hebron.

Earlier this week, Israeli forces killed three Palestinians in one day, including an eight-month-old baby who suffocated from tear gas inhalation.