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Israeli Colonizer Kills A Palestinian After Alleged Stabbing Near Bethlehem

12:00 Mar 31 2022 near Israeli settlement of Efrat ( אֶפְרָת, אֶפְרָתָה‎أفرات)

Israeli Colonizer Kills A Palestinian After Alleged Stabbing Near Bethlehem Israeli Colonizer Kills A Palestinian After Alleged Stabbing Near Bethlehem
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Nidal Jom’a Ja’afra, 30. Published by IMEMC News

Scene of the stabbing on Thursday morning. Credit: Ohad Zwigenberg Published by Haaretz
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by IMEMC News
Mar 31, 2022

An illegal paramilitary Israeli colonizer fatally shot Thursday a Palestinian man who reportedly stabbed another colonizer at a bus stop near the illegal colony of Efrat, built on stolen Palestinian lands, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

The Palestinian District Coordination Office informed the Palestinian Health Ministry that the slain man was officially identified as Nidal Jom’a Ja’afra, 30, from Tarqoumia town, west of Hebron.

The soldiers refused to allow Palestinian medics into the area and took his corpse to an unknown location.

The Israeli occupation army claimed the Palestinian was killed after he stabbed and injured a 30-year-old settler.

It added that another paramilitary settler fatally shot the Palestinian after the alleged stabbing incident.

According to medical sources, the wounded Israeli, 28, was rushed to the emergency unit at the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem and will undergo surgery. His condition has been described as serious but stable.

Also, the Israeli army closed the main road between Bethlehem and Hebron, isolated the entire area, and forced all Palestinian vehicles to leave.

The soldiers also closed Aqabat Hasna and Nashash areas at the southern and western roads leading to the Al-Khader town and Bethlehem.

In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded the Bab az-Zawiya area in the city’s center, leading to protests, before firing a barrage of gas bombs and concussion grenades at the Palestinians, causing dozens of injuries. The soldiers also invaded and ransacked at least one home.
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Israeli Seriously Wounded After Stabbing Attack on West Bank Bus

The Palestinian assailant was shot dead by an Israeli passenger on the bus after stabbing the man with a screwdriver

by Hagar Shezaf and Josh Breiner for Haaretz
Mar. 31, 2022

A 28-year-old Israeli man was seriously injured after being stabbed with a screwdriver by a Palestinian on Thursday morning on a bus near the West Bank settlement of Efrat.

The Palestinian assailant, identified as Nidal Jaa'fra in his thirties, was shot dead by an Israeli civilian on the bus.

The Israeli military arrived at his home in Tarqumiyah, near Hebron, to conduct a search and interrogations.

The man was given first aid at the scene before he was transferred to Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Hospita in a serious but stable condition after being stabbed in the upper body.

The Hospital spokesperson reported on Friday that the victim regained consciousness and was able to breathe independently.

The stabbing took place at the Neve Daniel junction on Route 60, south of Jerusalem.

Also Thursday morning, two Palestinians were killed in a gunfire exchange with Israeli soldiers in the northern West Bank, at a refugee camp in Jenin. The Palestinian Health Ministry said three Palestinians were also seriously wounded and eleven others sustained light injuries.

An Israeli soldier was also lightly injured during the raid, which the military said was aimed at arresting Palestinians suspected to be linked to the terror attack that killed five Israelis in Bnei Brak on Tuesday.

Israel's security cabinet decided Wednesday to revoke the work permits of assailants' relatives, following three terror attacks in a week that took place across the country and left 11 people dead.

The cabinet did not discuss the concessions that were planned to be granted to the Palestinians during the holy month of Ramadan. Defense officials recommended that the cabinet wait until next week to make a decision, when the Friday mass Ramadan prayers are scheduled to begin.

All the attendees at the meeting agreed not to impose a closure on the West Bank. Security officials presented the ministers with intelligence assessments indicating no apparent connection between the three attacks, two of which were carried out by Israeli civilians and one by a Palestinian from the Jenin area.
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