Israel Kills Two Palestinian Attackers

At least two Palestinian attackers, wielding knives, have been killed by Israeli forces, in separate incidents, after trying to attack Israeli forces.

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian attackers in separate incidents on Tuesday, police said, part of the worst wave of violence in the region since the 2014 Gaza war.

In the latest incident, a Palestinian drew a knife and tried to attack paramilitary border policemen at a checkpoint in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. They shot him after he ignored calls to stop and was later declared dead, he said.

In Jerusalem, security guards shot a 37-year-old Palestinian who ran at them with a knife near the walled Old City, Samri said. The hospital where the Palestinian was taken said he later died of his wounds.

A Palestinian bystander was hurt by a stray bullet, Samri added.

Moments earlier, a short distance away, two Palestinian boys aged 12 and 13 stabbed a guard on a tram, Samri said. The guard shot back at them and a hospital spokeswoman said one boy was seriously wounded.

Police said the other was taken into custody. Israel Radio said passengers helped overcome the boys.

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