A Palestinian man has been shot dead by Israeli 
forces after allegedly trying to stab a soldier at a 
checkpoint in the occupied West Bank, Israeli
 authorities have said.
The shooting, which took place on Monday at the 
Jalameh checkpoint near the city of Jenin, has
also been confirmed by the Palestinian Health ministry.
Israeli police said a second Palestinian was arrested 
in the alleged attack.
Since October 1, Israeli forces and settlers have killed 
at least 73 Palestinians - including unarmed protesters,
 bystanders and attackers - across Israel, the occupied 
West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, and 
the Gaza Strip.
Nine Israelis have died in stabbing or shooting incidents
 in the same period.
The latest killing comes a day after Israeli soldiers shot dead
 a Palestinian who they alleged had earlier attempted to 
attack them in the Beit Einun village near Hebron.
Earlier this week, Israeli forces killed three Palestinians in 
one day, including an eight-month-old baby who suffocated
 from tear gas inhalation.

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