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

Second attack in two days by northern West Bank village of Huwara was carried out by the cousin of the assailant in Tuesday's attempted stabbing

Yotam Berger
Gili Cohen
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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
Yotam Berger
Gili Cohen

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, . No one was injured int he attempt and the assailant was shot and wounded by soldiers.

On Friday 21 April a . The assailant, a mentally unstable man from East Jerusalem, was apprehended and is currently being held by police.

More details soon.