Israeli soldiers stand at the scene of a stabbing attack, at the Hawara checkpoint near of the West Bank city of Nablus, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. The Israeli military said a Palestinian was shot dead as he tried to stab a soldier at the checkpoint. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Stabby Muslim Shot By IDF

A Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank on Sunday and was shot dead, Israel’s army said, the latest incident in a nearly five-month wave of violence.

The attack occurred at the Bitot Junction south of Nablus in the northern West Bank.

“A Palestinian attacker attempted to stab an (Israeli) soldier at the Bitot Junction,” the army said. “The force responded to the imminent danger, thwarting the attack and firing towards the assailant, resulting in his death.”

Palestinian security sources spoke of gunfire targeting a Palestinian in the area.

Since Oct. 1, Palestinian knife, gun and car-ramming attacks have killed 27 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean, according to an AFP count.

  • Alain

    Thank goodness he was shot dead and not just wounded. This should be the result every time. You put a mad dog down; you don’t just wound it.

  • Brett_McS

    You have to wonder whether this random stabbiness is prelude to something more military-like. At least the Israelis have a proper wall this time.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    29 deaths in five months? Israelis face greater danger from their own reckless drivers.

  • Barrington Minge

    stabby stabby..deady deady..goody goody!!!