A Palestinian posing as a journalist wounded an Israeli soldier with a knife before being shot dead, the Israeli military said.
The attack took place near Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied territory.
Reuters television footage showed the Palestinian surrounded by Israeli troops after the attack, rolling on the ground in a florescent yellow vest over a t-shirt marked “PRESS.” He was holding a knife in his hand.
The Foreign Press Association condemned the incident as a “worrying development” and called on all “Palestinian media organizations to immediately verify all media credentials.”
“We utterly deplore this violation of press privilege and call on local Palestinian media organizations to immediately verify all media credentials to ensure there are no violations,” the FPA said in the statement.