MIDDLE EAST

Palestinian shot dead in alleged West Bank attack

PALESTINIAN SHOT DEAD IN ALLEGED WEST BANK ATTACK

A young Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces after an alleged stabbing attempt in the occupied West Bank on Thursday.

The Israeli military said in a statement that the suspect "attempted to stab a soldier" at the Taqu' junction near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.

The Palestinian man was shot and killed at the scene, while no injuries were reported among Israeli soldiers.

Since October 2015, more than 300 Palestinians have been killed in alleged attacks on Israelis or in clashes with Israeli forces, according to Palestinian figures.

Israeli authorities, for their part, say almost 50 Israelis have been killed in attacks carried out by Palestinians over the same period.

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