Palestinian martyred in new West Bank clashes

Violet Powell
February 8, 2018

A second security guard then shot and killed the assailant, the army said.

One Palestinian was killed and at least five others were critically injured by live fire on Tuesday in the West Bank city of Nablus as the Israel Defense Force (IDF) carried out raids in pursuit of the teen, who has been identified by Palestinian media outlets as Abed al-Karim Assi.

The Palestinian suspect in the murder of a rabbi on 9 January was shot dead on Tuesday in a pre-dawn raid hours after another Israeli was killed in a stabbing in the West Bank.

The identity of the dead man did not match that of the suspect given by Israeli authorities as the stabber.

Hakim Asi, thought to be from Jaffa, reportedly stabbed Ben Gal on Wednesday afternoon at a bus stop outside Ariel, one of the largest Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Tensions have risen in the West Bank since US President Donald Trump's December 6 recognition of Occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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On Tuesday, Israeli security forces announced that the case has been closed after they found and killed Ahmad Jarrar, who they say was behind the killing of the rabbi.

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.

Following Hamza's death, dozens of Palestinian protested in Halhoul, before the soldiers attacked them, and fired dozens of live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs.

Shortly after the missile was sacked, forces then began demolishing the building with a bulldozer, reported Palestinian media.

Israeli troops arrived at the stabbers' home shortly after the attack to question family members, sparking a riot by local residents.

Israel faced sharp criticism from the administration of former USA president Barack Obama over settlement construction, but that has not been the case with Trump's White House.

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