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Palestine man shot dead after trying to stab Israeli guard

A Palestinian was shot dead after he tried to stab an Israeli security guard at a border crossing on Saturday, Israeli police said, as diplomatic efforts to try to end a surge in violence resumed in Jordan.

world Updated: Oct 24, 2015 18:38 IST
Israeli security forces stand guard as they prevent Palestinians from approaching the Al-Jalama checkpoint, located north of the West Bank town of Jenin, after a Palestinian man reportedly carried out a stabbing attack on a private security guard at the checkpoint on October 24, 2015.
Israeli security forces stand guard as they prevent Palestinians from approaching the Al-Jalama checkpoint, located north of the West Bank town of Jenin, after a Palestinian man reportedly carried out a stabbing attack on a private security guard at the checkpoint on October 24, 2015.(AFP Photo)

A Palestinian was shot dead after he tried to stab an Israeli security guard at a border crossing on Saturday, Israeli police said, as diplomatic efforts to try to end a surge in violence resumed in Jordan.

The suspect approached the Jalameh crossing between the northern West Bank and Israel from the Palestinian side, an Israeli police spokeswoman said. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the Palestinian involved was 16 years old.

At least 52 Palestinians, half of whom Israel says were assailants, have been shot dead by Israelis at the scene of attacks or during protests in the West Bank and Gaza since October 1st. Nine Israelis have been stabbed or shot dead by Palestinians.

In Amman, US Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met and voiced hope they might find a way to ease the tensions but offered no details.

US Secretary of State John Kerry holds a meeting with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Amman on October 24, 2015. Kerry met Abbas on a mission to quell more than three weeks of deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence. (AFP Photo)

The violence has in part been triggered by Palestinian anger over what they see as Jewish encroachment on the al-Aqsa compound, Islam’s third holiest site which is also revered by Jews.

Kerry will also met King Abdullah of Jordan, who is custodian of the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s walled Old City. From Amman, he is due to fly to Riyadh, where he was expected to meet Saudi King Salman, the Saudi crown prince, deputy crown prince and foreign minister.