Palestinian shot dead after infiltrating West Bank settlement with knife – IDF
A Palestinian man armed with a knife was shot dead after apparently infiltrating the West Bank settlement of Tekoa on Sunday night.
The suspect was shot by a security officer at the entrance to his home, near the community’s perimeter fence.
Large military forces were scanning the area for other possible suspects, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
A siren was activated in the settlement and residents were told to lock their doors.
The Rescuers Without Borders emergency service said there were no other injuries in the incident.
“IDF forces were rushed to the scene and are now searching for more suspects in the area,” the military said in a statement.
The incident came shortly after a Palestinian man — who had illegally entered Israel — stabbed a police officer in the neck at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate.
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Tensions have risen sharply between Israel and the Palestinians in recent months, against a backdrop of repeated terror attacks in Israel and the West Bank that have left 19 dead.
The Israeli army stepped up its West Bank activities in an attempt to crack down on the spiraling violence. The ensuing raids sparked clashes that left at least 27 Palestinians dead since mid-March. Many of those took part in the clashes, while others appeared to have been civilians.