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Israel Kills Palestinian Who Wounded Soldier in West Bank


Israeli security forces stand at the scene of what the Israeli military said was a stabbing attack by a Palestinian, in Tal-Rumida in the West Bank city of Hebron September 17, 2016
Israeli security forces stand at the scene of what the Israeli military said was a stabbing attack by a Palestinian, in Tal-Rumida in the West Bank city of Hebron September 17, 2016

Israel say its military force has shot dead a Palestinian man who had stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier in the West Bank.

The Saturday morning violence took place at a security check in the divided city of Hebron.

The violence happened one day after Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinian assailants in separate incidents in Hebron and East Jerusalem.

More than 200 Palestinians and 34 Israelis have been killed in an upsurge in violence in the past year.

Israel blames the violence on a campaign of incitement by Palestinian political and religious leaders.

The Palestinians say the violence is the result of frustration due to decades of occupation.

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