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July 31, 2016
Security forces thwarted an attempted stabbing on Sunday afternoon at the Huwara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus.
During the incident, a Palestinian arrived at the checkpoint in a vehicle and exited it before approaching the IDF soldiers stationed at the post with a knife.
Israeli troops shot the Palestinian, who was later declared dead by a military medic. There were no Israeli casualties in the incident.
Following the attempted stabbing, security forces seal-off entrance to Nablus in order to allow emergency crews to arrive to the scene.
Meanwhile near Beersheba, police announced that they had lifted a previous warning of a security situation in the Negev region, adding that ongoings in the area had returned to routine.
Earlier, a large contingency of security forces were deployed to the Negev region in light of the unspecified security situation.
Police and firefighting units had erected roadblocks, however no special instructions had been issued for residents in the area. However, police had advised residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious persons or objects.
July 29, 2016
July 28, 2016
July 27, 2016
A Human Rights Watch report says members of the youth wing of Burundi's ruling party have gang-raped women and girls related to people accused of being opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza.
The report released Wednesday says several women told the rights group that Imbonerakure members sometimes would tell the victim they were raping her because they could not find her relative.
The rights group said it interviewed more than 70 rape victims and that 14 said they recognized at least one attacker as an Imbonerakure member.
Burundi has been in turmoil since Nkurunziza last year pursued and won a third term that many oppose.
Hundreds of people have died, and more than 220,000 have fled their homes. Rights groups have accused the government of violence against opposition members and protesters.
July 25, 2016