A Palestinian teen was shot dead by Israeli forces Tuesday in the latest spate of alleged knife attacks in Israel-occupied West Bank.
The Israeli military said in a statement the alleged assailant attempted to stab a soldier at a checkpoint near the town of Bani Naim, in the Hebron district that has been the epicenter of a spike in violence since Friday, according to Anadolu Agency.
The Palestinian health ministry identified the slain Palestinian as 16-year-old Eesa Turayreh.
For its part, Hamas Movement called Monday for escalating resistance operations against Israeli occupation in the West Bank and Jerusalem, stressing that the ongoing Jerusalem Intifada will never stop till Palestinian rights are regained.
Spokesman for the Movement Hazem Qassem said that the recent anti-occupation operations prove that Jerusalem Intifada is still ongoing.
The Palestinian heroic resistance operations prove that resistance is still the sole option for Palestinian youths against Israeli occupation, he stressed. He also stressed the importance of uniting all national efforts in support of the Intifada.
More than 200 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces — either during alleged attacks on Israelis or in clashes with Israeli forces — since October of last year.
Over the same period, at least 35 Israelis have been killed in the violence.
The latest spate of alleged attacks comes after a months-long wave of Israeli-Palestinian bloodletting appeared to subside in March.