On December 26th, 2019, an Israeli settler shot and killed a Palestinian man who allegedly attempted to carry out a stabbing attack in the occupied West Bank. The incident took place in the Al-Fawar refugee camp near the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to the Israeli Defense Forces’ spokesperson.
The Palestinian man, identified as Mahadi Tamimi, was believed to be attempting to stab the Israeli settler when the settler opened fire and killed him. There were no other injuries reported. The incident remains under investigation by Israeli security forces. There is no word yet from Israeli authorities on a motive for the attempted attack at this time.
This incident is the latest in a series of violent clashes between Israeli settlers and Palestinians in the West Bank. Over the past several months, tensions between the two camps have been escalating, with multiple attacks by both sides resulting in death and injury.