Palestinian Shot Trying to Stab Israelis in West Bank, Army Says

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Concrete barriers blocking a road outside Huwara, West Bank, 2016.
Concrete barriers blocking a road outside Huwara, West Bank, 2016.Credit: Lior Mizrahi

A Palestinian man was shot Wednesday while trying to stab Israelis in the West Bank, the military said. No Israeli casualties were reported.

Soldiers at the scene said a Palestinian was run toward them and tried to stab them before being shot. The wounded assailant was taken to Beilinson Hospital, Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tikva.

The incident took place the headquarters of the Israel Defense Force's Shomron Regional Brigade, outside Huwara.

The attack follows an attempted stabbing Tuesday in the same location by the assailant's cousin, 17-year-old Palestinian Amjad Maher Salah. No one was injured int he attempt and the assailant was shot and wounded by soldiers.

On Friday 21 April a 21-year-old British student was killed in a stabbing attack near the Old City in Jerusalem. The assailant, a mentally unstable man from East Jerusalem, was apprehended and is currently being held by police.

More details soon.

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