Israeli forces kill Palestinian who allegedly tried to stab soldier

Jerusalem: Israeli forces killed a Palestinian who allegedly attempted to stab a soldier at a crossing in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the army said, with no injuries reported among Israelis.

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“A short while ago an assailant, armed with a knife, attempted to stab an (Israeli) soldier at a crossing adjacent to Tulkarem,” an army statement said.

“Responding to the imminent threat, forces fired towards the attacker, resulting in his death.”

Since October 2015, 250 Palestinians, 40 Israelis, two Americans, a Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese have been killed.

A conference in Paris last weekend including around 70 countries reiterated support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

There have been growing warnings the chances of reaching a resolution based on two states are gradually slipping away.

AFP

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