Jerusalem, January 26 (Xinhua) Israel’s defense forces said in a statement on the 26th that Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man near the West Bank city of Nablus on the same day.
The statement said that the Palestinian man tried to assassinate an Israeli officer and a female soldier near a Jewish settlement near Nablus on the same day, and the officer then shot and killed him. There were no casualties on the Israeli side.
Israeli media quoted the Palestinian health department as saying that the identity of the dead has not been confirmed.
According to Israeli media reports, recent attacks in the West Bank have increased. On 12 and 13 this month, two Palestinian soldiers were arrested by Israeli police on suspicion of attacking Israeli soldiers near the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Hebron. On the 24th, a Jewish settler was arrested by Israeli police on suspicion of attacking a Palestinian. On the 25th, a Jewish settler was attacked by a Palestinian and sent to hospital for treatment.