Palestinian killed after stabbing Israeli officer
16 August 2015, Nirapad News: A Palestinian man has been shot dead by Israeli forces after stabbing a border policeman at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank.
The army and Palestinian medics have said, Al Jazeera publishes this report on Sunday.
Israeli police on Saturday said the man stabbed a border police officer at the Beita junction near Nablus, and an officer nearby opened fire and killed him.
Abdelhalim Jaafreh, head of the Red Crescent in Nablus, told the media the Palestinian man died of his wounds.
‘He was critically wounded by five bullets. We tried to save him but he died,’ he said.
The soldier was lightly wounded after the attack, the Israeli police said.
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, identified the man killed as 21-year-old Rafiq Taj from Nablus, correcting earlier reports that he was a teenager.
Abbas, in a statement, condemned his killing by the occupation forces, and noted the ‘dangerous escalation’ in the form of ‘daily killing with no end’.
Earlier on Saturday, another Palestinian man was shot by Israeli troops at a West Bank border crossing after stabbing an Israeli soldier, the Israeli army said.