Knife Attack on Israeli Soldier, Palestinian Assailant Killed: Police

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Knife Attack on Israeli Soldier, Palestinian Assailant Killed: Police

A knife and the Palestinian national flag are placed on a mannequin outside a store in Gaza City on Novembre 1, 2015. (AFP)

Jerusalem:  A Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at a border crossing in the northern West Bank today and was shot dead by the army, Israeli police said.

A second Palestinian, allegedly an accomplice, was arrested, according to police.

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The attempted attack took place on the Palestinian side of a crossing between Israel and the occupied West Bank, Israel's defence ministry.

Nine Israelis, 69 Palestinians around half of them alleged attackers and an Arab Israeli have been killed in a wave of violence since the beginning of October, raising fears of another Palestinian intifada or uprising.

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