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UPDATE: Palestinian shot, killed by Israeli forces in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Tuesday, December 5, 2021 (WAFA) - An unidentified Palestinian was shot and killed today by Israeli forces' fire in the Bethlehem area, the southern occupied West Bank, according to the Ministry of Health.

(UPDATE: Israeli forces shot and killed 25-year-old 'Ahed Ikhlil, from the town of Beit Ummar to the north of Hebron in the southern West Bank, after he allegedly attempted to carry out a stabbing attack against Israelis near the Gush Etzion settlement junction, north of Hebron.

Coordinator of the popular committee against the wall and settlements, Mohammed Awad, said Ikhlil's family was summoned following the shooting to appear before the Israeli intelligence in Gush Etzion detention and interrogation center.

Israeli forces closed the permanent military checkpoint at the entrance of Beit Ummar in the aftermath of the shooting, preventing residents from leaving or entering the town.


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