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Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian at West Bank checkpoint

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli forces shot a Palestinian who ran toward them with a knife near a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israel’s defense ministry said, and Palestinian officials said he died of his injury. Israel’s defense ministry said a Palestinian man ran toward a checkpoint between Israel and the central West Bank city of Tulkarem “with a knife in hand, with the apparent intention of attacking security personnel”. The ministry said in a statement that one of the forces called on the attacker to stop, “and upon his failure to do so … fired toward and neutralized” him. The Palestinian health ministry identified the individual as a Palestinian national and said he had d ...
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