A Palestinian man armed with a knife was shot dead as he approached a group of Israeli soldiers in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba on Monday evening, the army said.
“An initial investigation revealed that the terrorist took out a knife and walked toward a group of soldiers at the Givat Avot checkpoint in Hebron. The soldiers opened fire at him,” the military said in a statement.
No soldiers were injured.
Palestinian police identified the man killed as Wael al-Jabari, 27.
Video from the scene showed the alleged assailant wrapped in a black plastic body bag after he was shot dead.
The Givat Avot neighborhood and checkpoint lie between the Kiryat Arba settlement and the city of Hebron.
The incident took place a day after an unarmed Palestinian man entered the settlement of Tekoa, south of Jerusalem, and tried to attack a resident with a small garden ornament shaped like a bicycle.
He was quickly apprehended and wrestled to the ground by locals before being arrested by responding security forces. There were no injuries.
AFP contributed to this report.