Palestinian man shot dead by father of teen he allegedly tried to stab in a car


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man was shot and killed by the father of a teenage girl he allegedly tried to stab in a car near a West Bank checkpoint where traffic was at a standstill.

The man was brandishing a knife when he pulled open the passenger door of the vehicle on Route 60 near the Hawara checkpoint, south of Nablus, on Wednesday morning. The father was driving his daughter to high school. They are residents of the West Bank settlement of Elon Moreh, according to reports.

The would-be stabber was taken by ambulance to an Israeli hospital, where he was declared dead. He was identified by the Palestinian media as Muhammad Abed al-Fattah, 23, a resident of the northern West Bank district of Salfit.

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