One Palestinian Assailant Shot Dead, Two Arrested as Three Attacks Thwarted

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i24 News reports:  One Palestinian assailant was shot dead on Sunday and two arrested in three thwarted stabbing attempts in the West Bank as the storm over IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot’s comments continued to rage.

At around midday local time, a 16-year-old Palestinian who allegedly tried to stab Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint next to Huwara, near Nablus in the northern West Bank, was shot dead. No other injuries were reported following the event.

Shortly after 11 am, a 14-year-old Palestinian boy was taken into custody by the Israeli army after allegedly opening the door of an IDF vehicle that was patrolling near Hebron and trying to stab the soldiers inside.

The soldiers managed to overpower the boy and arrest him.

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