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