A Palestinian man was shot dead by the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Tuesday evening near Tulkarem city, north of the West Bank, under the pretext of attempting to carry out a stabbing attack.
According to the Hebrew website 0404, the Israeli soldiers opened fire at a Palestinian who tried to carry out a stabbing attack at a checkpoint near Tulkarem. The man was badly injured and left to bleed to death, and no casualties among the IOF soldiers were reported.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health officially announced the martyrdom of Nidal Mihdawi, 44, from Shwaika village to the north of Tulkarem after he was shot by Israeli soldiers at the so-called 104 checkpoint.
Mihdawi, the fifth Palestinian martyr since the beginning of 2017, increased the number of the martyrs of the Jerusalem Intifada which erupted in early October 2015 to 276.
Meanwhile in occupied Jerusalem, the Israeli police announced the detention of a Palestinian young man from Doheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem city, claiming that he was on his way to stab Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem.
In a statement by the Israeli police, they said that the Israeli forces foiled a stabbing attack in Jerusalem by arresting the 19-year-old Palestinian, pointing out that he arrived to the city without an entry permit.
According to Israeli allegations, a sum of money was caught with the young man, and during investigations, it was found out that he had intended to use it to buy a knife and carry out a stabbing attack against Israeli policemen and soldiers.
The Israeli authorities extended the detention of the young man until tomorrow pending investigation without disclosing his identity.