Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian assailant, after he reportedly stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier, in the West Bank.
Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed and wounded a soldier in the West Bank on Saturday, the military said, as a flare-up of a nearly year-old wave of Palestinian street attacks entered a second day.
The soldier was taken to hospital for treatment, the military said.
With most anti-Israeli assaults carried out since October by individuals without any central guiding hand, it was difficult to gauge why violence had surged in the past 24 hours.
The frequency of what had been near-daily attacks had slowed in recent months.
On Friday, Israeli forces shot dead three Arab assailants in separate incidents in East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said of Saturday’s attack that during a “routine security check” in the West Bank city of Hebron, an “assailant armed with a knife stabbed an (Israeli) soldier.”