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Israeli forces shoot dead another Palestinian in occupied West Bank

An Israeli soldier covers the body of a young Palestinian man shot dead at a security checkpoint near the Tel Rumeida neighborhood in the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron), September 17, 2016.

Israeli military forces have shot and killed another young Palestinian in the West Bank as tensions continue to simmer in the occupied lands.

Israeli sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, claimed that a soldier sustained injuries when a Palestinian youth carried out a stabbing attack at a security checkpoint near the Tel Rumeida neighborhood in the West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron), located 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Jerusalem al-Quds, on Saturday morning.

Israeli forces then opened fire, killing the Palestinian on the spot.

The development came only a day after a Palestinian man was shot and killed over an alleged stabbing attack in the same southern West Bank city.

On Friday, Israeli soldiers opened fire from close range at a pickup truck near the entrance to the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement, located on the outskirts of al-Khalil, killing a man and wounding a woman on board.

Israeli media outlets later claimed that the unarmed couple had rammed the vehicle into a bus stop outside the entrance to the settlement. Three people were apparently injured in the alleged attack.

Earlier, Israeli forces had also shot and killed a young man, who was reported to be a Jordanian national, at the Damascus Gate to the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds. Israeli police claimed they had seen the 28-year-old man coming toward them with a knife drawn and had opened fire.

The occupied Palestinian territories have witnessed new tensions ever since Israeli forces imposed restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.

More than 240 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in the tensions since the beginning of last October.

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