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.