Palestinian shot dead in occupied West Bank

Palestinian shot dead in occupied West Bank
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31 December, 2015
A Palestinian was killed by Israeli forces on Thursday near the Huwwara military checkpoint in the northern occupied West Bank area of Nablus.

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian after a suspected car attack near the Huwwara military checkpoint in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus.

"A Palestinian attacker rammed his vehicle into forces securing routes near Huwwara and wounded a soldier," an army statement said. "The assailant was shot by forces on site, resulting in his death."

One soldier was moderately wounded in the attack and was taken to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, Israeli media reported.

The shooting comes only days after two Palestinians, aged 17 and 23, were killed for allegedly stabbing and wounding a solider in Huwwara.

The two Palestinians, identified as Mohammed Sabaaneh and Nureldein Sabaaneh from Qabatia near Jenin in the West bank, died at the scene.

The deaths follow a series of violence in the region, which has left at least 130 Palestinians killed since October.

The recent surge in violence has been fuelled by anger over increased Israeli attacks in West Bank and al-Aqsa Mosque complex in Jerusalem.

Palestinians remain frustrated over Israel's 48-year occupation and the continued expansion of Israeli settlements.