Israeli army: 2 Palestinians stab Israeli and are shot dead

JERUSALEM: The Israeli army says two Palestinian assailants stabbed an Israeli woman in the northern West Bank before security forces killed them.

The army says the woman was injured in her upper body and is in severe condition. The stabbing Thursday took place at Ariel Junction in the northern West Bank.

Since mid-September, Palestinians have killed 28 Israelis and two Americans in stabbing, shooting and vehicular attacks. At least 184 Palestinians have died by Israeli fire over the same period, the majority of whom Israel says were assailants. The rest were killed in clashes with Israeli security forces.

Israel blames Palestinian incitement by leaders and on social media for the attacks. The Palestinians say the violence stems from frustration at nearly five decades of military occupation.