The recent surge in terror attacks continued Friday after a few days calm following nine incidents in five days in the West Bank and Israel.
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On Friday, an alleged stabbing attack was thwarted in the West Bank after a 14-year-old Palestinian was shot while attempting to stab Israelis at the Kiryat Arba hitchhiking post.
On Wednesday, a 13-year-old Palestinian girl was shot and lightly wounded after refusing to stop at a checkpoint and acting suspiciously. Sappers who searched the girl's bag found no traces of explosives or weapons.
On Tuesday, a Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli soldier outside the Palestinian town of Bani Naim, the military said. The suspected attacker was shot and killed without any casualties among the soldiers.
On Monday evening, a Palestinian tried to stab a soldier in the Abu Sneineh neighborhood in Hebron, but was restrained without any casualties.
Earlier, two Palestinians were shot after allegedly attempting to carry out a stabbing attack near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron. No soldiers were wounded in the incident.
Earlier on Monday, two police officers were taken to hospital in serious and moderate condition after being stabbed near Herod's Gate in Jerusalem's Old City. The alleged assailant was shot and hospitalized.
Israeli security officials fear a surge of attacks in the West Bank and East Jerusalem ahead of the Jewish High Holy Days. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that the potential for violence could rise as the Jewish High Holy Days approach.
"The security forces are on heightened alert and I will meet with them today in order to ensure that we will be ready to defend our people during this sensitive period," he said at the weekly cabinet meeting.
On Sunday, an IDF officer was stabbed and moderately wounded near the West Bank settlement of Efrat. The alleged Palestinian assailant was shot and wounded.
A day earlier, a soldier was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack in the settler enclave of Tel Rumeida in Hebron. The Palestinian assailant was fatally shot.
On Friday, a Palestinian assailant was shot and killed after very lightly wounding a soldier in a stabbing attack at Jilber Junction, outside Tel Rumeida. Also on Friday, two Palestinians, a man and a woman, were shot by Israeli soldiers after apparently attempting to run over people standing at a bus stop outside the nearby settlement of Kiryat Arba.
On Friday afternoon, a Jordanian was shot after allegedly trying to stab Israeli Border Police officers in Jerusalem. The man, later identified as Said Amro, a resident of Jordan in his 20s, was killed in the incident.