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Palestinian stabber shot by troops dies of wounds

Hospital says West Bank man succumbs to injuries; brother was killed in April when attacking troops with ax

Israeli soldiers at the scene where two soldiers were stabbed by a Palestinian near Hebron at the Al-Aroub intersection in the West Bank, on July 18, 2016. (Photo by Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)
Israeli soldiers at the scene where two soldiers were stabbed by a Palestinian near Hebron at the Al-Aroub intersection in the West Bank, on July 18, 2016. (Photo by Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)

A Palestinian who was shot upon stabbing two Israeli soldiers on Monday has died of his wounds, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Mustafa Baradeah, 51, attacked the soldiers with a knife near Al-Aroub, north of Hebron on Highway 60 in the southern West Bank on Monday before being shot, according to the army.

He was taken in critical condition to Shaare Zedek hospital in Jerusalem where he died later that day, a spokeswoman said.

The two soldiers, who were lightly injured in the head and hand, respectively, received medical treatment at the scene and were taken to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem neighborhood.

Baradeah’s brother Ibrahim was killed in April while carrying out an ax attack that left a soldier lightly wounded.

Baradeah was from Al-Aroub refugee camp, located about halfway between Bethlehem and the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron, where many of the attackers in a recent terrorist wave have come from.

Since October, 35 Israelis and four foreign nationals have been killed in a spate of car-ramming, stabbing, shooting, and bombing attacks.

Some 215 Palestinians have also been killed, most of whom Israel says were involved in attacks or clashes.

 

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