Three Palestinian men were shot dead today as they tried to carry out a series of attacks on Israeli soldiers and security guards in the West Bank.
One of them was shot dead as he tried to attack a group of soldiers with a screwdriver at a checkpoint near the city of Hebron, Israel has said.
Another was killed as he tried to ram his car into an army checkpoint and the third man was shot dead after he stabbed and wounded two security guards.
A fourth was shot dead during a shootout with Israeli soldiers. The attacks come during three months of heightened violence and protest in the area.