Israeli soldier stabbed dead in West Bank

Reuters . Ofra | Published: 12:18, Aug 08,2019 | Updated: 12:28, Aug 08,2019


Stabbed body of an Israeli soldier was found in the occupied West Bank on Thursday while the country’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that he was killed by a Palestinian attacker.

In a statement, the Israeli military said the body with stab wounds was discovered near an Israeli settlement north of the city of Hebron. The soldier was also a student in a Jewish seminary, it added.

The military did not immediately accuse anyone in the killing but Netanyahu issued a statement calling it a Palestinian attack.

‘The security forces are in pursuit, in order to capture the despicable terrorist and hold him to account,’ Netanyahu said.

Hebron and surrounding Israeli settlements have often been a flashpoint of Israeli-Palestinian fighting.

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