Israeli Soldiers Kill Teen at Major Nablus Checkpoint

NABLUS, November 23, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Monday afternoon killed a Palestinian teenager following an alleged stabbing attempt at a major Nablus military checkpoint in the northern West Bank.

Israeli military sources said a Palestinian was fatally shot after he attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at Huwwara military checkpoint, south of Nablus.

An Israeli military spokesperson said the “knife-wielding” Palestinian approached the checkpoint and tried to “attack” a soldier, who “responded to the immediate danger” and opened fire.

The teen was identified as ‘Ala’ Khalil Hashash, 16, from ‘Asakar refugee camp

A Palestinian woman was reportedly hit and seriously injured in her head by a bullet as she was sitting in her car near the scene; Samah Abdul-Mu’men from ‘Ammuriya village sustained serious injuries in her head. However, no Israelis were reported injured.