Israeli wounded in stabbing attack at West Bank checkpoint
AHMAD GHARABLI (AFP/Archives)
A 24-year-old Israeli man was moderately to seriously wounded after being stabbed by a Palestinian at the Qalandia checkpoint, south of Ramallah, in the West Bank on Friday.
The 28-year-old Palestinian perpetrator was shot and killed by border police officers at the scene.
The Israeli casualty received medical treatment at the scene for stab wounds to his upper body before being evacuated to Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in moderate to serious condition.
Roads around the checkpoint were blocked by police following the incident, Ynet reported.
After months of relative calm, several attacks or attempted attacks by Palestinians against Israelis over recent weeks have renewed violence.
The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas had called for a "day of rage" to be held on Friday, the same day that world leaders and foreign dignitaries amassed in Jerusalem to attend the funeral of the late former Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Violence since October 2015 has killed 231 Palestinians, 34 Israelis, two Americans, one Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese national.
Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, according to Israeli authorities. Others were killed during protests and clashes.
This is a developing story.
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Another dead terrorist! A"legitimate" target for Israels security expert marksmen. All Those killed by IDF ,border police,and security personel, were killed because they attacked jews. With the intention of killing.