Israeli soldiers kill 17-year old Palestinian in northern West Bank

Israeli soldiers kill 17-year old Palestinian in northern West Bank

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the 17-year-old had been killed on Saturday, but did not elaborate on the circumstances of the death.

The attack took place at the Tapuach Junction, located in the central West Bank near the Jewish settlements of Ariel and Tapuach.

A 17-year-old Palestinian attempted to stab Border Police officers at a bus stop in Tapuach Junction in the West Bank: As the soldiers approached the terrorist to inspect him, the terrorist pulled out a knife and was neutralized by the soldiers immediately.

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Sunday, at least ten Palestinians, more than half of them children, in several parts of occupied East Jerusalem, after the army invaded and ransacked many homes.

Israel's public radio said a guard was a hurt in "friendly fire".

More than 294 Palestinians or Palestinian citizens of Israel and 47 Israelis have been killed since October 2015, when a wave of unrest broke out.

Separately, in the Jenin district, local sources said Israeli forces had raided the town of Bartaa, searched a gas station in the area, and installed military checkpoints at the several streets of the town, stopping each passing Palestinian and checking their IDs.

The violence had greatly subsided in recent months, but tension around the highly sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied Jerusalem saw a spike in July.