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Three Palestinians killed as more violence hits W. Bank

By Agencies - Nov 22,2015 - Last updated at Nov 22,2015

Israeli forces and civilians killed three Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on Sunday.

Israeli soldiers shot dead a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli. The teenager was shot after she was run over by a Jewish settler.

The Israeli military said in a statement that the incident was at a junction south of Nablus, Agence France-Presse reported.

Palestinian security officials confirmed the girl had died of her wounds and identified her as Asheraqat Qatanani from Askar Refugee Camp near Nablus.

Later, an Israeli shot dead a Palestinian who allegedly attempted to run over civilians and then charged at them with a knife, Israeli occupation forces said.

Also in the West Bank, near the Gush Etzion block of settlements south of occupied Jerusalem, a Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces after reportedly stabbing an Israeli woman.

Israel's Shin Bet security agency identified the Palestinian as Issam Thawabteh, 34, from Beit Fajjar near Bethlehem, according to AFP.

Eighty-nine Palestinians have died in the unrest, including one Arab Israeli, and 16 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean were also killed.

 

The Palestinian government said in a statement on Sunday that Israel was carrying out unlawful killings and "accusing every victim of holding a knife" or ensuring a knife was dropped at the side of alleged attackers, Reuters reported.

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