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Israeli officer kills Palestinian man who stabbed him, police say

Israeli officer kills Palestinian man who stabbed him, police say

An Israeli police officer shot and killed a Palestinian man in southern Israel early Tuesday, police said, the latest in a series of fatalities during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Police said the man pulled out a knife and stabbed the officer during a security check near a construction site in the city of Ashkelon. The officer, who was moderately injured, shot and killed the man. Magen David Edom took the rescue service officer to a nearby hospital.

Police did not identify the Palestinian man, but said he was from Hebron in the occupied West Bank. The number of Palestinians killed in recent days in shootings has risen to five, including an unarmed woman who was shot dead at a military post in Bethlehem.

Meanwhile, the Israeli military confirmed several raids in the West Bank, saying it had arrested 20 suspects.

Much of the army’s recent activity has focused on Jenin, a city in the northern West Bank where two Palestinian attackers who killed Israelis lived. The military said residents threw explosives at soldiers, who opened fire on the suspects. There were no immediate reports of Palestinian injuries, and the military said none of its soldiers were hurt.

These incidents are part of a flurry of violence around Israel during Ramadan, when tensions between Israelis and Palestinians are often high. Ramadan converges this year with major Jewish and Christian holidays. Protests and conflict in Jerusalem during Ramadan last year turned into an 11-day war between Israel and Gaza militants.

“We will not let them, our enemies, stop our lives,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said again at Tel Aviv’s Ilka Bar, the nightclub where a Palestinian gunman from Jenin killed three people last Thursday. Told 100 people till late night on opening. before shooting. “We’re going back to life. … And at the same time, we fight.”

Israel has stepped up its military activity in the West Bank in recent weeks after Palestinian attackers killed 14 Israelis in four attacks inside the country. At the same time, it has taken several steps to try to defuse the situation, including allowing thousands of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip run by the militant Hamas group to work inside Israel.

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