A Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli near the West Bank settlement of Alon Shvut early on Saturday, the IDF said.

The two skirmished and the Israeli was very lightly injured. The Israeli was armed and took out his weapon but managed to subdue to assailant without firing. The Israeli, who was attacked while walking to Alon Shvut, refused to be taken to a hospital.

Security forces arrived on the scene and detained the Palestinian, a 24-year-old from Bethlehem.

On Friday, three Palestinian assailants armed with guns and knives killed one Border Policewoman and left a number of people wounded.

The officer, Hadas Malka, 23, was critically stabbed while attempting to reach for her gun, according to Israel's Police, and later succumbed to her wounds.

All three attackers were shot dead by officers at the scene.