Thursday: 2 Palestinians tried to stab IDF soldiers

Israeli authorities arrested on Thursday two Palestinians who tried to stab IDF soldiers in Samaria, the army said, adding that one of them was shot and wounded.

The suspects carrying knives approached Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint near Ramallah, in an apparent bid to attack them.

The soldiers opened fire in self defense and one of the Palestinians was wounded, an army spokeswoman added.

Holidays, both Jewish and Muslim, are frequently accompanied by increased terror attacks. This year, however, security forces were able to foil several attempted incidents and there were no reported Israeli terror casualties.

AFP contributed to this report


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