Israeli troops kill 2 allegedly attempting attacks


(JTA) — Israeli troops killed two people in separate incidents during attempts to attack Israelis, an army spokesperson said.

A Palestinian shot Friday near Hebron inside a vehicle was trying to run over Israeli soldiers when they opened fire on the car, the troops said. A Palestinian woman who was with the driver was critically wounded in the shooting, the Maan news agency reported. A knife was found in the car, the army said in a statement.

Also Friday, in eastern Jerusalem, Israeli troops shot and killed a man reported to be a Jordanian citizen who allegedly was trying to carry out a stabbing attack outside the Damascus Gate.

On Thursday, a 30-year-old Palestinian, Muhammad Ahmad Abed al-Fattah al-Sarrahin, died of gunshot wounds he sustained during a clash earlier in the day with Israeli forces that raided his village of Beit Ula in the southern West Bank district of Hebron.

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