Armed Palestinian Shot Dead After Attempting to Attack Soldiers, Israeli Army Says

No solider hurt in attempted West Bank stabbing incident that took place near a-Ram and Qalandiyah

The Qalandiyah checkpoint following the shooting of two Palestinian siblings, April 27, 2016.
The Qalandiyah checkpoint following the shooting of two Palestinian siblings, April 27, 2016. Nasser Nasser / AP

A knife-wielding Palestinian was shot dead Tuesday after attempting to stab Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the Israel Defense Forces said.

According to the Israeli army, the Palestinian approached an IDF outpost near the village of a-Ram, not far from Qalandiyah, south of Jerusalem, managing to cross its outer fence. A soldier spotted him and two others who were at the scene noticed him charging at them from within the outpost's inner court yard and shot him.

The IDF said the assailant was a 23-years-old Palestinian from the West Bank village of Azarya. They said an investigation would be opened into how he managed to cross the fence.