Military: Palestinian attempts to stab Israeli soldier in West Bank

A Palestinian man attempted to stab an Israeli soldier during a security check in the West Bank, the military said on Tuesday morning.

The suspected assailant was shot to death by the soldiers. No soldier was wounded in the incident, the Israel Defense Forces said.

This is the ninth attack against Israelis in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the last five days.

The military said the attack took place in a checkpoint at the entrance to the Palestinian town of Bani Naim, located in the southern West Bank east of Hebron.

This is the ninth security incident in four days and the third incident in the Hebron area in 24 hours.

On Monday evening, a stabbing attempt was thwarted in the West Bank in Hebron’s Abu Sanina neighborhood when soldiers managed to subdue the assailant without opening fire.

Earlier in Hebron, an attempted stabbing attack took place near the Tomb of the Patriarchs. No Israelis were wounded and two Palestinian alleged assailants were shot dead.

Israeli security officials fear a surge of attacks in the West Bank and East Jerusalem ahead of the Jewish High Holy Days.

Author: Gili Cohen


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