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Israeli forces kill another Palestinian in West Bank

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
The photo shows the site where Israeli forces killed a Palestinian near the al-Arroub refugee camp in the southern West Bank province of al-Khalil (Hebron) on April 14, 2016. © Palestinian Ma'an news agency

Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian in the southern West Bank province of al-Khalil (Hebron) after he allegedly carried out a stabbing attack against an Israeli soldier.

The incident took place at the entrance of the al-Arroub refugee camp on Thursday.

The Palestinian, who was reportedly carrying an ax, succumbed to his injuries after Israeli forces prevented ambulances from reaching the scene.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the victim as Ibrahim al-Gharooz Baradeah, 45.

An Israeli military spokesperson said they were aware of the purported stabbing attack.

According to Israeli media reports, the Israeli soldier targeted in the alleged attack was lightly wounded.

Israeli policemen perform a body search on a Palestinian man at Damascus Gate in al-Quds (Jerusalem) Old City, April 8, 2016. ©Reuters

The occupied territories have been the scene of heightened tensions since August 2015, when Israel imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

Al-Aqsa Mosque is the third holiest site in Islam after Masjid al-Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina.

The Palestinians say the Tel Aviv regime seeks to change the status quo of the holy Muslim site.

At least 208 Palestinians, including children and women, have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in what is regarded as the third Palestinian Intifada (uprising) since the beginning of last October.

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