According to a statement released by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Israeli forces responded to a reported stabbing attack by shooting and killing the Palestinian man in the West Bank settlement of Ariel on September 13, 2019.
The Palestinian man, identified as Wajdi Abu Armila, was allegedly carrying a knife when he was shot. The IDF says that no one in the settlement was injured during the incident.
The incident is being investigated by the IDF, which has yet to identify a motive. The Palestinian health ministry, however, says the man was “defenseless” and “not carrying a weapon.”
The shooting is the latest in a series of similar incidents, which have increased in frequency in recent months as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalates.