Soldiers shoot dead axe-wielding Palestinian

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IOL israel soldiers AFP File photo: Israeli soldiers keep watch as Palestinian youths demonstrate next to the security fence standing on the Gaza border with Israel.

Jerusalem -

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian male who had threatened them with an axe in the northern West Bank on Monday, Israel Radio reported.

The Palestinian was running toward the soldiers who were on patrol near a West Bank settlement.

An Israeli military spokesman in Tel Aviv said he was checking the report. - Sapa-dpa

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