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Israeli forces fatally shoot Palestinian over an alleged stabbing attempt
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Press TV, West Bank - Israeli forces have fatally shot a Palestinian man at an Israeli checkpoint in Nablus, in the northern region of the occupied West Bank.

 

The 36-year-old victim, Muhammad Fouzi Adwi, succumbed to his wounds shortly after being shot, the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Monday.

 

The Israeli military later claimed in a statement that the man was shot following an alleged stabbing attack. No Israeli soldiers were, however, injured in the incident.

 

The Israeli military regularly opens fatal fire on Palestinians, accusing them of attempted attacks.

 

Observers believe Israeli forces continue to adopt a shoot-to-kill policy against Palestinians knowing that Tel Aviv has offered impunity to kill Palestinians based on mere suspicions.

 

Human rights groups have repeatedly criticized the Tel Aviv regime for its policy as a significant number of the killed Palestinians are known to have not posed any immediate threat.

 

The Israeli regime has also been enforcing the draconian policy of demolishing homes of Palestinians who are deemed to be behind fatal attacks against Israelis in the West Bank.

 

Israel has been occupying the West Bank, including East Jerusalem al-Quds, since taking the Palestinian territory by force in 1967. Ever since the occupation, it has been propping up settlements throughout the land, in a move condemned by the United Nations, and considered illegal under international law, which bans construction on occupied territory.

 

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