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Israeli forces shoot Palestinian over alleged stabbing attack

An Israeli soldier points his gun towards a Palestinian protester during a demonstration against Israeli settlements in the village of Beit Dajan near the city of Nablus in the occupied northern West Bank on March 5, 2021. (Photo by AFP)

Israeli forces have shot a Palestinian man over an alleged stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli military said on Monday that a soldier shot the Palestinian who allegedly tried to stab another soldier during an overnight operation.

According to the Times of Israel, the statement did not provide details on the Palestinian man’s health condition.

The military claimed that the incident occurred while the soldiers were trying to make an arrest, without elaborating.

Many Palestinians have sustained injuries or lost their lives in similar incidents due to allegations that they attempted stabbing or car-ramming attacks.

The Tel Aviv regime has been criticized for its extensive use of lethal force and extrajudicial killings against Palestinians who do not pose an immediate threat to the occupation forces or to Israeli settlers.

More than 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds.

All Israeli settlements are illegal under international law. The UN Security Council has condemned Israel's settlement activities in the occupied territories in several resolutions.

Palestinians want the West Bank as part of their future independent state with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital.

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