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A Palestinian man was shot and arrested after he allegedly tries to cut a security fence surrounding a Jewish neighborhood in southern Israel, according to Israeli military officials.
Israel Defense Forces soldiers shot and wounded the Palestinian man, who was trying to sabotage the security fence near the town of Meitar located in the northern Negev, on Sunday.
The man, who was seen trying to sabotage the security fence that separates the West Bank and the city of Meitar, was shot after several warning shots were fired.
The suspect was taken to Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva, where he was listed as in stable condition.
Meitar, a town of about 6,000, is located just south of the West Bank in the northern Negev, near Be’er Sheva.
This man was not the only Palestinian to get into trouble with Israeli forces recently.
As we reported earlier, a Palestinian terrorist was killed after he rammed a tractor into an Israeli army base in the Israeli controlled West Bank, according to Israeli military officials.
An Israeli military spokesperson said that troops shot dead a Palestinian after he drove a mechanical digger through the gate of a military base near Jerusalem, on Thursday.
Photos of the incident show a yellow bulldozer pushed against an armored military patrol vehicle at the base between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah.
"A Palestinian, who posed an immediate threat to the lives of the soldiers nearby, was killed after being shot by troops," the spokesperson said.
Peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians resumed in late July after three years of stagnation, but there has been no sign of a breakthrough and violent incidents have been increasing in recent months.
Eight other Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli soldiers and three Israelis have died in clashes and shootings since July.