Palestinian tries to stab soldiers near Nablus, is shot dead

Attempted attack takes place outside Samaria Regional Brigade HQ; no Israeli injuries reported

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's religions and Diaspora affairs correspondent.

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A Palestinian man attempted to stab a soldier and was shot by IDF troops near the Samaria Regional Brigade headquarters outside Nablus in the West Bank on Sunday, the army said.

“A Palestinian assailant drew a knife and attempted to stab soldiers securing the area. The force responded and fired toward the attacker,” an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson said.

No Israelis were harmed in the attempted stabbing, but the assailant died of his wounds, the army said.

On Thursday, an IDF officer was lightly injured in a stabbing attack outside Nablus.

Initial reports indicated that the victim, a company commander in the officers’ training school, was injured in the hand during the attack. The attacker was shot and killed, the army said.

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