Palestinian Shot After Attempting Stabbing Attack in West Bank

No Israeli casualties were reported in the incident near Nablus

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Israeli security forces gather at the site of a reported stabbing attack at the Huwara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus, on December 27, 2015.
An archive photo from 2015 shows Israeli security forces at the site of a stabbing attack at the Huwara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus.Credit: AFP

A Palestinian tried to stab Israelis near Nabuls on Tuesday and was shot, according to the Israel Defense Forces. No Israeli casualties were reported.

The incident took place near an IDF base close to Huwara Junction in the West Bank. The Palestinian was taken to a hospital in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva. 

Palestinian sources have named the Palestinian attacker as 17-year old Amjad Maher Salah of Balata refugee camp, and is reported to be in serious condition.

On Monday, an Israeli soldier was very lightly wounded when a Palestinian woman stabbed her at a West Bank checkpoint located between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

On Sunday, four people were lightly hurt when a Palestinian man attacked them on Tel Aviv's waterfront promenade. The assailant, who was detained, was identified as an 18-year-old resident of Nablus in the West Bank, and carried out the attack using work tools at his disposal.