Israeli security forces have been deployed in great numbers this month after violence began escalating on October 1
In these distressing images, a bloodied Israeli IDF soldier lies wounded beside a knife-wielding Palestinian who was shot dead after disguising himself as a member of the Press. Amid rising tensions in the region, the man dressed as a news photographer and then stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier.
Military spokesman Arye Shalicar told AFP the way the man was dressed ‘allowed him to approach the soldier’ in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, the army said.
Photos showed the man wearing a black T-shirt with the word ‘press’ emblazoned on it.
Elsewhere today, two more Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli military in the Gaza Strip.
The Gaza clashes occurred during what Palestinians called a ‘Friday of revolution’ against Israel and saw 98 others wounded or injured.