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Palestinian Attacker Shot and Killed by Israeli Troops

Palestinian Attacker Shot and Killed by Israeli Troops

Friday, 29 May, 2020 - 17:15
Israeli soldiers run near the scene of an incident near Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank May 29, 2020. (Reuters)
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A Palestinian attacker who attempted to run over Israeli troops with a car was shot and killed by the forces in the occupied West Bank on Friday.

No Israelis were hurt in the car-ramming attack near a Jewish settlement, the military said in a statement.

“In response, the troops fired and neutralized the assailant,” it said.

Palestinian officials had no immediate comment.

Tension has risen in recent weeks with Israel saying it hopes to move ahead with a plan to extend sovereignty to Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank, territory Palestinians want for their own independent state.

Palestinians have vehemently opposed such a move.

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