Soldiers shoot dead axe-wielding Palestinian

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.

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

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