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Palestinian tries to stab Israelis in West Bank, is shot: army

AFP  |  Jerusalem 

A Palestinian man tried to stab Israeli civilians and a soldier in the occupied on Monday before being shot by a soldier, the said.

The soldier "thwarted this attack after he identified a terrorist attempting to stab civilians and an (Israel Defence Forces) officer," the said of the incident at Elias junction near and the settlement of

In response, the soldier fired towards the terrorist and neutralised him.

He was then evacuated to receive medical treatment. No to

Israeli civilians or soldiers were reported," the statement said.

A told AFP the alleged assailant was a Palestinian, who appeared to be slightly wounded in video footage taken after the incident.

A wave of mainly lone-wolf Palestinian attacks against Israelis broke out in 2015.

The number of attacks has decreased since, but there are fears of another upsurge in violence.

On October 22, a Palestinian was shot dead when attempting to stab soldiers in

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 19:05 IST