A Palestinian youth was killed on Thursday morning by Israeli border police forces in the northern occupied West Bank after he allegedly tried to carry out a stabbing attack.

According to a statement issued by Israeli police spokeswoman Luba al-Samri, an 18-year-old Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli border police officer at the Zaatara junction south of the city of Nablus.

She added that the incident prompted the Israeli forces to shoot at the Palestinian youth, killing him instantly.

Al-Samri, however, did not mention of any Israelis being injured.

Locals identified the young Palestinian man as Jihad Hussein Harb from Qalqiliya.

Also, scores of Israeli soldiers had arrived at the scene of the incident following the shooting, and Israeli forces had closed the Zaatara intersection - also known as the Tappuah checkpoint - in both directions.

In another incident on Wednesday, Israeli soldiers abducted 16 Palestinians, including a 12-year old child during home invasions and violent searches in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem.

The PPS reported that soldiers invaded communities in the district, searched homes and kidnapped 16 Palestinians.

The Israeli forces also abducted Palestinians from Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank, Salfit, and occupied Jerusalem.

Palestinian civilians are repeatedly targeted by the Israeli regime in the occupied territories.