Israeli troops shot a Palestinian man dead on Thursday in Netanya after the latter allegedly tried to stab two Israelis, according to Israeli police, Anadolu Agency reported.
Two Israelis were wounded, according to Israeli sources, making it the second incident to result in a Palestinian being killed following an attack in less than 12 hours.
Israeli media reported that the unidentified Palestinian was shot and killed immediately following the attack after an armed Israeli civilian near the scene opened fire on the man before Israeli security forces arrived.
The Palestinian who allegedly carried out the stabbing was later identified as 46-year-old Wail Abu Saleh, according to Israeli media.
According to a statement by Israeli police, the two Israelis, an Orthodox man in his 40s and a 62-year-old woman, were stabbed in the upper body and are receiving treatment at Israel’s Leinado Hospital, with one suffering from moderate wounds and the other in serious condition.
Early the same day, another Palestinian was shot dead following an alleged attack in the Kiryat Arba settlement near the West Bank city of Hebron.
According to the Israeli army, the alleged attack left a 13-year-old Israeli girl dead.
More than 220 Palestinians have been killed by Israelis and some 31 Israelis killed by Palestinians since the a wave of unrest first swept across the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel in October.
Rights groups have denounced what they have termed a “shoot-to-kill” policy by the Israeli forces, which they say has led to the death of numerous Palestinians who did not constitute a threat or who could have been subdued in a non-lethal manner.