May 30, 2017

Two Palestinians stab Israeli woman and are shot dead – military

Israeli security forces have killed at least 187 Palestinians, 112 of whom Israel says were assailants, while most others were shot dead during violent anti-Israeli protests

Two Palestinians stabbed and wounded an Israeli woman and were then shot and killed on Thursday outside a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, the military said.

Since October, Palestinian street attacks have killed 28 Israelis and two U.S. citizens. Israeli forces have killed at least 187 Palestinians, 126 of whom Israel says were assailants. Most others were shot dead during violent protests.

In a statement, the military said the latest incident occurred at a road junction outside the settlement of Ariel.

“Forces at the scene responded to the attack and shot the assailants, resulting in their deaths. The woman is being evacuated for medical care,” it said.

The surge in violence has been partly fuelled by Palestinian frustration over the collapse of U.S.-sponsored peace talks in 2014, the growth of Jewish settlements on land they seek for a future state, and Islamist calls for the destruction of Israel.

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