Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, a young Palestinian man at the Etzion Junction, south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, after an alleged stabbing attempt.

Palestinian medical sources said the young man has been identified as Faleh Mousa Jaradat, 39, from Sa’ir town, northeast of Hebron.

The Palestinian remained bleeding on the ground without medical attention until he succumbed to his wounds, eyewitnesses said.

Palestinian medics rushed to the area, but the soldiers did not allow them to even approach Jardatat.

The slain man was a married father of five children, the youngest is a newborn

After his death, the soldiers summoned his brother, Mohammad, for interrogation at the Etzion military base and security center.

In a statement, the Israeli army claimed that the Palestinians arrived in a vehicle before stepping out, and attempted to stab a soldier before the latter opened fire at him

It added that no soldiers were hurt in the reported incident and that the army initiated a search for the car that transported the man.

On Monday morning, the Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that an elderly man, identified as Suleiman al-Hathalin, 75, who was seriously injured after an Israeli tow truck ran him over in the Um al-Khair area of Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron earlier this month, has succumbed to his injuries.

On January 12, Israeli soldiers killed an elderly man, identified as Omar Abul-Majid As’ad, 80, after detaining and constantly assaulting him in an under-construction building in Jaljulia village, north of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before detaining and constantly assaulting.