IDF soldiers shot and injured a Palestinian man who was reportedly attempting to sabotage the security fence near the northern Negev town of Meitar Sunday.

The man was seen trying to sabotage the security fence separating the West Bank from the city of Meitar and, after several warning shots, was fired upon directly and lightly wounded.

The suspect was taken to Soroka Hospital in Beersheba, where he was listed in stable condition.

Meitar, a town of some 6,000, is situated directly south of the West Bank in the Northern Negev, near Beersheba.

Last week, a Palestinian man was shot and killed after he forced his way into an army base north of Jerusalem by using a tractor to ram the gate in what the IDF described as a suspected terror attack.

Also last week, two Palestinian men were arrested in connection to an October 5 terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Psagot. In that attack, a gunman infiltrated the settlement and shot a 9-year-old girl. She was lightly wounded.

Over the past several month months, a spate of similar, sporadic attacks, which are believed to be the work of individual actors, not organizations, have prompted worries of a“new kind of terrorism.”