Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank early Tuesday after he tried to stab a soldier, the latest in a recent surge in attacks, officials said.
Troops opened fire because the 16-year-old posed an “immediate threat” to a soldier stationed at a checkpoint set up at the entrance to the Bani Naim village in the southern West Bank, officials said.
The Palestinian Authority news agency Wafa identified the youth as Issa Tarayreh, a resident of the village.
Since Friday, Israeli security forces have reported at least nine knifing and car ramming attacks on targets in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Some six...