Three Jewish settlers killed in West Bank stabbing, Palestinian shot dead

The scene after the attack near the Ariel settlement in the West Bank, 15 November 2022 (Reuters)

MEE Staff

Middle East Eye  /  November 15, 2022

Israeli military says a Palestinian man attacked Jewish settlers at two different locations near Salfit city before being killed.

Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian man after he allegedly stabbed three settlers to death and seriously wounded three more near an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.

The Palestinian man attacked the settlers at two different locations in the Ariel settlement area near the Palestinian city of Salfit, according to the Israeli military.

He then fled the scene in a vehicle and caused a car crash before he got out and was shot dead by Israeli soldiers and settlers at the scene.

The Palestinian ministry of health said 18-year-old Mohammad Morad Sami Souf, from Haris town in the Salfit governorate, has been killed by Israeli forces.

The stabbing comes amid a spike in Israeli violence against Palestinians in the West Bank this year and a resurgence of Palestinian armed resistance.   

On Monday, Israeli forces shot dead a 15-year-old Fulla Rasmi al-Masalma a day before her birthday. 

Israeli forces and settlers have killed 139 Palestinians, including at least 30 children, in the West Bank this year, making it the deadliest on a monthly average for Palestinians since the UN began recording fatalities in 2005.

Meanwhile, Israeli casualties also witnessed a spike in 2022 compared to recent years. 

The Tuesday stabbing takes the death toll of Israelis killed by Palestinians this year to at least 24, seven of them killed in shootings and stabbings in the occupied West Bank.