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Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian man over alleged stabbing attack

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)
Israeli soldiers inspect the site where a Palestinian man was killed, after he reportedly tried to stab an Israeli driver at a junction south of Nablus in the occupied West Bank on April 3, 2019. (Photo by AFP)

Israeli military forces have shot and critically injured a Palestinian man in the northern part of the West Bank as tensions continue in the occupied Palestinian territories as part of the aftermath of US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital and the relocation of the US embassy to the occupied city.

Israeli media outlets alleged that the unidentified 20-year-old Palestinian sought to stab an officer at the Tapuah Junction south of Nablus, located approximately 49 kilometers north of Jerusalem al-Quds, on Saturday morning.

In response, one officer blocked the man’s way with a car, as a result of which he pulled out a knife and attempted to open the vehicle’s door. The officer shot the suspect, incapacitating him.

No Israeli troops were injured in the attempted attack.

The Palestinian man from Sanniriyah town, located 36 kilometers southwest of Nablus, was taken to Beilinson Hospital in the city of Petah Tikva for treatment.

On December 21, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution that called on the United States to withdraw its controversial recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israeli “capital.”

In an attempt to prevent the passing of the resolution, Trump threatened reprisals against countries that backed the measure, which had earlier faced a US veto at the UN Security Council.

Israel, however, rejected the world body’s resolution while thanking Trump for his decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds.

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