Israel forces kill Palestinian in alleged knife attack
Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank yesterday, the Palestinian health ministry said, in what the army described as a "stabbing attack".
The ministry said that Arref Abdel Nasser Arref Lahlouh, 22, was killed "by Israeli gunfire," near the Palestinian city of Qalqilya.
The Israeli army said that Lahlou "attempted to carry out a stabbing attack" near the Jewish settlement of Kdumim.
"The assailant, armed with a knife, arrived at an IDF military post and attempted to stab an IDF soldier at the scene."
Lahlouh was "neutralised by the soldiers in the area," the army added.
Lahlou is the 19th Palestinian killed in the West Bank this year, the majority of whom were shot dead by Israeli forces.