Israeli forces shoot Palestinian after alleged attack

Jerusalem

Israeli forces have shot and severely wounded a Palestinian who allegedly rammed his car into two Israelis in the occupied West Bank.
According a statement by the Israeli army, the 17-year-old was shot near Gush Etzion settlement on Friday as he “proceeded by exiting the vehicle, armed with a knife, and attempted to stab (Israeli) soldiers,
The Palestinian man is in critical conditions, while the two Israelis were wounded in the car-ramming incident.
The occupied Palestinian territories have witnessed new tensions ever since Israeli forces introduced restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshippers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem al-Quds in August 2015.
More than 300 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces in the ongoing tensions since the beginning of October 2015. The Tel Aviv regime has tried to change the demographic makeup of Jerusalem al-Quds over the past decades by constructing settlements, destroying historical sites and expelling the local Palestinian population.
Palestinians say the Israeli measures are aimed at paving the way for the Judaization of the city.—Agencies

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