A Palestinian man has been shot, Monday, allegedly after attacking an Israeli soldier in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, local sources reported.
The man was identified as Laith Mashal, 27, from the town of Halhoul in the Hebron district. Mashal was evacuated to Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem; his health condition was described as moderate.
Israeli emergency services, Magen David Adom, told the Agence France Presse (AFP) that Mashal attempted to stab the soldier with a nail resulting in a light head injury.
Information regarding the incident conflicts between the reporting of the AFP and Palestinian Ma’an News Agency; both of whom spoke with Israeli Police spokesperson, Micky Rosenfeld.
Rosenfeld informed AFP that a police officer was attacked by Mashal before the officer shot him, but when talking to Ma’an, Rosenfeld said that another officer shot Mashal.