Palestinian shot dead after trying to stab police in West Bank town

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

This handout image from police shows a knife used by a Palestinian suspect in an attempted stabbing in the West Bank town of al-Eizariya, February 5, 2024. (Israel Police)
This handout image from police shows a knife used by a Palestinian suspect in an attempted stabbing in the West Bank town of al-Eizariya, February 5, 2024. (Israel Police)

Border Police officers shot dead a Palestinian who attempted to stab them in the West Bank town of al-Eizariya, on the outskirts of East Jerusalem.

Police say officers stopped the suspect, and during questioning, he drew a knife and attempted to stab them.

The Border Police officers opened fire, killing the suspect, police say.

No officers are hurt in the incident.

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