Knife-wielding Palestinian runs at West Bank checkpoint, is shot dead
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Knife-wielding Palestinian runs at West Bank checkpoint, is shot dead

Defense Ministry says initial investigation shows suspect ran at security personnel at Te’enim crossing, ignoring calls to halt

The Te’enim checkpoint in the West Bank where a Palestinian man was shot and killed after running at guards with a knife in his hand on October 18, 2019, the Israeli Defense Ministry said. (Defense Ministry Border Crossing Authority)
The Te’enim checkpoint in the West Bank where a Palestinian man was shot and killed after running at guards with a knife in his hand on October 18, 2019, the Israeli Defense Ministry said. (Defense Ministry Border Crossing Authority)

Israeli security guards shot and killed a knife-wielding Palestinian man who ran toward them at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Tulkarem on Friday, the Defense Ministry said.

The ministry said, after an initial investigation, that guards at the Te’enim checkpoint called on the man, who was holding a knife, to stop, and shot and “neutralized him” when he did not respond.

The ministry later confirmed that the man was killed.

No Israelis were hurt.

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