1 Palestinian, 1 Israeli killed, another wounded in Hebron-area settlement after attack
BETHLEHEM (Ma‘an) 30 June — A Palestinian was killed on Thursday morning in an Israeli settlement in the southern occupied West Bank after reportedly carrying out an attack against a young settler girl [Hallel Yaffa Ariel,13], who later succumbed to her wounds, as one other Israeli was wounded in the case. An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma‘an that a “terrorist infiltrated” the Israeli settlement of Kiryat Arba on the outskirts of the city of Hebron, where he attacked an Israeli teenage girl in her bedroom. The spokesperson said that the Palestinian was then shot and killed, and that “two civilians” had been wounded and evacuated to the hospital. She added that the Israeli army was looking into the case. The Palestinian Ministry of Health later identified the killed Palestinian as 17-year-old Muhammad Nasser Tarayra, from the village of Bani Naim.  Shaare Zedek hospital spokeswoman Shoham Ruvio told Ma‘an that an Israeli teenage girl died in the hospital after being admitted in a “very severe and dangerous condition” and resuscitation efforts failed. She added that that the 15- or 16-year-old girl had suffered from serious stab wounds. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem told Ma‘an that a 31-year-old Israeli man was brought to the trauma unit following the attack. She said the man was conscious and stable, and she described his condition as moderate to severe after sustaining gunshot wounds. It remained unclear on Thursday morning whether the Israeli man — who Israeli media said was a security guard — was wounded by shots fired by the alleged Palestinian attacker or Israeli forces. The Israeli army said in a statement that a “member of security personnel” was stabbed, without mentioning shooting wounds.

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