Israeli forces kill a Palestinian during a raid in the West Bank

Israeli forces kill a Palestinian during a raid in the West Bank

Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian on Monday who Israeli police say tried to stab officers during a raid in the occupied West Bank.

According to a police statement, Israeli forces were searching a house in the town of Kafr Aqab for weapons when the suspect, Muhammad Al-Shaham, attacked the officers with a knife. The officers responded by shooting Al-Shaham, who died of his injuries.

The suspect’s father, Ibrahim, said his son was unarmed and called the killing his execution. Israeli agents entered the house, he said, and “immediately started shooting, and they shot my son in the head.”

Senior Palestinian official Hussein al-Sheikh called for an international investigation.

Israel frequently carries out raids in the West Bank to arrest suspected militants of armed groups or seize weapons.

Monday’s violence came a day after a Palestinian gunman wounded at least eight people aboard a bus carrying Jewish worshipers in Jerusalem’s Old City.

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