Palestinian attempts to stab soldiers in West Bank, is shot

Man pulls out a knife during a routine inspection near Hermesh; receives medical treatment at the scene, army says

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

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IDF troops shot and injured a Palestinian man who attempted to stab them near the Hermesh settlement in the northern West Bank on Monday, the army said.

According to the IDF, the soldiers were inspecting the man at a checkpoint near Hermesh, southwest of Jenin, when he pulled out a knife.

The forces on scene opened fire, shooting and wounding the Palestinian man.

He was treated at the scene for his injuries, the army said.

No IDF troops were injured in the attempt.

Two Palestinian men were shot and killed by IDF forces on Saturday night when they attempted to stab soldiers in the Jordan Valley settlement of Beka’ot.

Another four Palestinians were shot and killed by IDF forces on Thursday night while attempting to stab a group of soldiers near the Gush Etzion Junction in the central West Bank.

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