Palestinian shot dead near Jewish colony

Palestinian shot dead near Jewish colony

The Israeli military says a security guard has shot dead a Palestinian attacker after he stabbed another guard at a West Bank settlement.

According to the Shin Bet, troops from the Israeli army, the internal security service and Israel Police's Special Patrol Unit conducted a "determined and complicated intelligence and operational effort".

Hamzah Zamara, 19, was killed after he was shot dead by Israeli soldiers near the southern West bank city of Hebron, the ministry said in a statement.

The wounded man was evacuated to the Hadassah University Hospital in Ein Karem.

Palestinians said Israeli soldiers raided the Zamaareh home following the incident.

The youth Ahmad Nassr Jarrar was shot dead by IOF on Tuesday morning after over three weeks of manhunt.

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday that "it was only a matter of time before security forces close accounts with the murderer".

More news: Feeling Sick? Here Are The Most Common Cold And Flu Symptoms

Islamist movement Hamas said the suspect killed overnight was a member of its armed wing.

Israeli forces have been widely condemned by rights groups for what have been deemed "extrajudicial killings", in situations where alleged assailants could have been detained in a non-lethal manner.

Israeli forces had been hunting for the assailants since the murder, with roadblocks and checkpoints set up following the attack.

The Palestinian territories have remained dogged by tension since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6, triggering world outcry and protests in the occupied lands - and multiple clashes with Israeli troops - that have left at least 25 Palestinians dead.

Shaath also reported that the Japanese officials, including the Foreign Minister Taro Kono and other MPs, had announced their support for an worldwide peace conference to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on global resolutions.

Israeli settlements are seen as illegal under worldwide law and a major obstacle to peace as they are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state.

Related Articles