Palestinian teen shot dead after attempting stab officers in East Jerusalem – i24news

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A Palestinian teenager was shot dead Friday night in East Jerusalem after running towards a number of border police officers with a large knife.

Police say that Ali Said Abu Ranam, 16 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene, which occurred near the A-Zayyim checkpoint in the West Bank.

A statement was released shortly after the attack by the Jerusalem and border police.

“A youth arrived at an inspection point near the al-Zaim checkpoint, and raised the suspicion of the soldiers when he started running towards them while holding a large knife in his hand.

“One of the soldiers initially held him back, but the suspect continued to run towards the nearby al-Zaim checkpoint. The soldiers chased the terrorist while carrying out the procedure for apprehending suspects.

“The Palestinian ignored the calls of the soldiers to stop, and continued to move towards the checkpoint with a knife in his hand. The soldiers and guards who were at the security checkpoint at the time noticed the suspect running towards them with a knife in his hands. The security forces then shot the terrorist and neutralized him,”

No officers were wounded.

Earlier in April a 16-year-old Palestinian was arrested in the West Bank following another failed attempt to stab an Israeli soldier at a roadblock near Hebron.

The suspect, who charged at the Israel Defense Forces soldier brandishing a knife, was wrestled to the ground and disarmed. He was then transferred to a police station for investigation.

No IDF soldiers were injured in the incident.

A Palestinian was shot and killed after stabbing and wounding two Israeli soldiers near the settlement of Shilo in the West Bank on April 8th.

In January an ultra-orthodox man in his 20’s was stabbed in the back with a screwdriver by an Arab youth near Damascus Gate in east Jerusalem. The attacker managed to fled the scene and a large manhunt had been launched by police.

Last December, an Israeli civilian was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion Junction in the West Bank. Later that day, an Israeli bus traveling near the Shilo junction was attacked and sustained damage.

Last November Palestinian attacked three Israelis outside Alon Shvut settlement in the southern West Bank, fatally stabbing a young woman and wounding two other people before a security guard shot and critically wounded him. The attacker was arrested.

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