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Two Palestinian men shot dead by Israeli troops after wounding soldier

A Palestinian man tried to stab an Israeli policeman on Saturday near the Old City and was shot dead by other officers, a police spokeswoman said.

She says the Israeli police took cover and shot at the driver, who died on the scene.

Israeli authorities said that three Palestinians were killed after they carried out or attempted to carry out attacks against Israelis across the West Bank.

Palestinian youth clashed with Israeli security forces near the West Bank city of Bethlehem Friday.

“One soldier signaled for the man to come forward, a soldier was on the edge of the road and he tried to move backward when he slipped”.

Earlier still, an Israeli soldier was stabbed and lightly injured outside Jerusalem’s central bus station, where large numbers of soldiers catch buses back to their bases after a Shabbat break at home.

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death of the young Palestinian man, who was later identified as Mos’ab Mahmoud al-Ghazali, 26, from Wad Qaddoum neighborhood in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem. A security guard who witnessed the stabbing fired at the Palestinian assailant, who surrendered to him and was then arrested, police said. A fourth Palestinian was killed in clashes with Israeli troops, according to a Palestinian hospital official.

Also Thursday, police said they were investigating the “many serious offenses” seen in a video of extremist Jews aired Wednesday on Israeli Channel 10 TV.

The surge in attacks has been partly fueled by Palestinian frustration over the collapse of U.S.-sponsored peace talks in 2014, the growth of Jewish settlements on land they seek for a future state and Islamist calls for the destruction of Israel. No Israelis were injured, it said.

Tensions have dramatically escalated since the Israeli regime’s imposition of restrictions in August on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).

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