JERUSALEM: Israel's military says a Palestinian was shot and killed after she pulled out a knife and attacked a soldier on guard near a sensitive West Bank holy site. It said Saturday's incident occurred in Hebron, a flashpoint of five months of violence that have seen near-daily Palestinian attacks, mainly stabbings. About 850 Israeli settlers live in heavily-guarded enclaves in Hebron, surrounded by tens of thousands of Palestinians. Much of the animosity in the biblical city is over a holy site known to Jews as the Tomb of the Patriarchs and to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque. Twenty-seven Israelis have been killed in the latest wave of violence. At least 157 Palestinians, the majority of whom Israel says were attackers, have been killed by Israeli fire.
Israeli military: Palestinian killed after attacking soldier
Published: 07:34 pm Feb 13, 2016