Tuesday. 31.01.2023
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Israeli police shoot down Palestinian attacker armed with knife

The woman was from near Hebron in the southern West Bank, the statement said

30 September 2021, Palestinian Territories, Jenin: Palestinians carry the body of a member of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine Alaa Zayoud, who was killed during clashes with Israeli soldiers, during his funeral at his village of Silat al-Harithiyah, east of Jenin in the West Bank. Two Palestinians were killed Thursday morning by Israeli fire in the cities of Jenin and Jerusalem, according to Palestinian and Israeli media. Photo: Oday Daibes/APA Images via ZUMA Press Wire/dpa
Palestinians carry the body of a member of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine Alaa Zayoud, killed by Israeli soldiers. Photo: Oday Daibes/dpa.

A Palestinian woman attacked several police officers with a knife in the Old City of Jerusalem, according to Israeli police.

The police officers then fired at her, fatally wounding her, according to a Thursday statement. No members of the security forces were injured.

The woman was from near Hebron in the southern West Bank, the statement said.

Separately, the Palestinian news agency WAFA reported an army operation in the northern West Bank in which Israeli soldiers shot dead a 22-year-old man south of Jenin. Two other people were injured.

The Palestinian organization Islamic Jihad subsequently announced that the dead man was a member of its armed unit the al-Quds Brigades.

According to the army, the operation against the military infrastructure of the Islamist Palestinian organization Hamas was intended to arrest suspects and detect weapons. During the operation, an armed assailant fired at the soldiers, who fired back and killed the man. The soldiers fired back and hit the man.

Bird hunter shot in Gaza

In yet another incident in the border area of the Gaza Strip, a 41-year-old bird hunter was shot dead by Israeli soldiers, according to Palestinian sources. Rescue workers had taken the body to hospital.

The army said on Twitter that three suspects had approached the border fence. One of the three was carrying a suspicious bag and was digging in the ground. The soldiers fired at the suspect. The incident is being investigated, they said.

On Sunday, five Palestinian militants were killed in an Israeli army raid in the West Bank. Israeli media, citing the army, reported that there were exchanges of fire at various locations during the broad operation against members of Hamas.

Israel conquered the West Bank and East Jerusalem, among other territories, in 1967. The Palestinians, on the other hand, want the territories for their own state of Palestine with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Israeli police shoot down Palestinian attacker armed with knife
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