Occupied West Bank: A Palestinian was shot dead on Wednesday after Israeli claimed he stabbed an Israeli occupation soldier at the entrance to a Jewish colony in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military said.
The soldier, stationed at the Karmei Tzur colony north of the Palestinian city of Nablus, was slightly wounded.
Another occupation soldier shot and killed the attacker, the military said in a statement.
Tensions have risen in the West Bank since US President Donald Trump’s Dec. 6 recognition of Occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
His declaration overturned decades of US policy that its status should be decided in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Late on Tuesday, Israeli forces shot dead at least one Palestinian during a raid in Nablus that led to confrontations with residents, Palestinian health officials said.
In a statement, the military said its troops had been searching for another Palesitnian who they claimed fatally stabbed an Israeli man at the entrance to the Jewish colony of Ariel in the West Bank on Monday.
During the operation hundreds of Palestinians rushed to resist the Israeli occupation soldiers.
The alleged attacker in the Ariel incident was a Palestinian citizen of Israel and Israeli media reports said his father is a Nablus resident.
The military said the suspect was not apprehended in the operation but seven people were detained for questioning.
Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian in the West Bank village of Yamoun accusing him of being involved in an attack on a Jewish colonist who was shot dead on Jan. 9.