IOF Kills Palestinian in Alleged Stabbing Attack

Hundreds of Palestinians have been shot detained or killed over the past two years in alleged attempted stabbing attacks against mostly uniformed Israeli soldiers or security officials

At least one Palestinian man was killed and dozens were injured in riots as Israeli troops in the West Bank city of Nablus hunted for the assailant who stabbed a rabbi to death.

Ben-Gal's widow, Miriam gave a video statement on Wednesday evening, saying that retribution for her husband's murder could only come from building their settlement of Har Bracha into a large city.

He was the son of a Hamas figure killed by Israeli forces during the second intifada of the early 2000s.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said in a statement today that violent clashes erupted between Palestinian youths and the occupation troops after storming the house of the Palestinian martyr Hamzah Zamara.

"An M-16 assault rifle and a bag containing explosives were found near his body", it said.

Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, claimed Jarrar as a member and welcomed the attack on 9 January that saw Raziel Shevach, 35, shot dead.

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The Israeli army frequently carries out wide-ranging arrest campaigns in the West Bank on the pretext of searching for "wanted" Palestinians.

Israeli reports said the army bragged about being able to kill Jarrar after running weeks of wide-scale manhunt for him in the north of the West Bank.

"They (the terrorists) should know that such actions only lead to the further development of the Jewish people, to the strengthening of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel", she said.

Israeli settlements are seen as illegal under worldwide law and a major obstacle to peace as they are built on land the Palestinians see as part of their future state.

Tensions have risen since United States President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6.

The Palestinian press also reported that raids had been carried out in Burqin, near Jenin, in which two Palestinians were injured by live ammunition employed by the Israeli forces. Two Israelis have died in that timeframe.