In West Bank, clashes with Israeli troops kill Palestinian

The Israeli teen was stabbed in the chest and the Palestinian attacker was shot dead by police forces.


A statement released by Abbas’s office late Sunday stopped short of condemning or making any reference to the recent terror attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

As part of security measures following the recent attacks, Jerusalem’s Old City remained closed to Palestinians for a second straight day.

Since then, Israel has adopted a series of oppressive measures to force the Palestinians out of Al-Quds, including systematic demolition of their homes and building settlements.

The 18-year-old Palestinian was killed early on Monday, according to a doctor at Tulkarem hospital in the northern West Bank. Dozens of others have been wounded.

Israeli soldiers are accused of using live ammunition, rubber bullets and teargas to disperse Palestinian demonstrators, leading to numerous injuries among the latter.

The Israeli survivor, Adele Banita, whose husband Aharon was killed and whose two-year-old child was wounded by Halabi, described the horrific assault to Israeli media.

Netanyahu returned from the United States on Sunday and held consultations with security chiefs.

Netanyahu said Sunday that he would take “additional steps to deter terror and punish terrorists” but did not elaborate.

© Pacific Press/Corbis Israeli soldiers charge into the streets of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, firing tear gas at Palestinian demonstrators.

Despite cool relations, Israel and the Palestinians have maintained close security cooperation to help ease tensions on the ground.

In contrast to previous days, Jerusalem and the West Bank were mostly quiet by early afternoon Monday.

On Sunday, October 4, Israel announced it would restrict access to the Old City for two days. There will be no age restrictions on women, and worshippers will be allowed to enter through one specific gate.

The PRCS said about 400 people were injured, including 150 from bullet wounds.

The volunteers say they are protecting the site from Jewish extremists but Israel says the groups are provoking violent clashes with police and Jewish visitors, The Guardian reports.

Mr Netanyahu also said that Israel will expand the policy of placing rioters in administrative detention and ban those engaged in incitement from the Old City of Jerusalem, including the Al Aqsa compound.

Two Israelis, were stabbed to death by a 19-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank on Saturday in Jerusalem’s Old City.

Huzeifa Othman Suleiman is the first Palestinian to be killed in a spike of violence in the West Bank after a Palestinian attacker killed two Israelis in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday evening, prompting an Israeli security clampdown.


This came hours after a Palestinian youth was shot dead by the Israeli army during confrontations in the village of Bal’a near Tulkarm.

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