Israel kills Palestinian, injures another in latest violence

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Israeli forces cordon-off a forest area during a manhunt near Elad, on May 8, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM — Israeli forces killed a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Sunday and wounded another, hours after the arrest of two Palestinians suspected of stabbing three Israelis, according to AFP.اضافة اعلان

A 19-year-old Palestinian without an Israeli entry permit allegedly stabbed a police officer outside the Old City in East Jerusalem before being shot by forces at the scene, an Israeli statement said.

Meanwhile, after more than a two-day manhunt, Israel also arrested two Palestinians suspected of killing three Israelis in a stabbing attack in Elad on Sunday, according to AFP.

Israeli forces said the pair — previously identified as Assad Yussef al-Rifai, 19, and Subhi Imad Abu Shukair, 20 — were spotted hiding in a bush near a quarry, just outside where the axe attack took place on Thursday.

"The two terrorists who murdered three Israeli civilians in the deadly attack in the city of Elad have been caught," the police, army, and domestic security agency said in a joint statement following a massive search.  

No details on the location of the arrest were immediately disclosed. 

Later Sunday a Palestinian youth was fatally shot by Israeli forces near a military checkpoint to the south of Tulkarem, in the northern occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian news agency, Wafa.

The Palestinian ministry of health identified him as Mahmoud Sami Khalil, from Khan Yunis city, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Also on Sunday, according to Al-Jazeera News, Israeli forces armed with military vehicles raided the Palestinians suspects’ home in Rummaneh village west of Jenin, eyewitnesses told Maan news site.

The stabbings took place on Thursday, on what Israel marks as its 74th independence day.

For Palestinians, the anniversary of Israel's 1948 declaration of independence marks the Nakba, or "catastrophe", when more than 700,000 were violently expelled or forced to flee from their homes.

According to Al-Jazeera News Elad, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town, is built on the remains of the Palestinian village Al-Muzayriyah, which was ethnically cleansed and destroyed in July 1948.

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