Palestinian killed during stabbing attack on soldier in West Bank
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Palestinian killed during stabbing attack on soldier in West Bank

An IDF soldier next to an armoured vehicle
An IDF soldier next to an armoured vehicle

Israeli troops have shot and killed a Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier in the West Bank, military officials said.

The army said the incident happened near a checkpoint between the West Bank and Israel on Monday.

It said that after soldiers approached two Palestinians at a petrol station, one attempted to stab a soldier with a knife, and the troops shot him. The other Palestinian was arrested.

It was the third attempted stabbing near the checkpoint in recent weeks, and the latest in a six-week period of violence.

Eleven Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks, mostly stabbings. A further 69 Palestinians have died by Israeli fire, including 43 whom Israel says were involved in attacks or attempted attacks.

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