Israeli forces have fatally shot a Palestinian following an alleged stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank.
The incident took place at the entrance to the Israeli Karmei Tzur settlement north of the city of al-Khalil (Hebron) early on Wednesday.
The Israeli army said in a statement that the victim had approached the gate of the settlement and stabbed the guard in the hand, slightly wounding him.
A second guard opened fire on the Palestinian and killed him, the statement added.
The latest development comes amid anger in the occupied West Bank over the Israeli military’s killing of Ahmad Nassar Jarrar, a Palestinian man whom they say was the prime suspect in the death of a Rabbi Raziel Shevach last month.
Jarrar’s killing promoted clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces.