A Palestinian armed with a knife attempted to stab a soldier during a security check near the community of Hermesh. (Representational Image)
A Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank on Monday but was shot and arrested, the Israeli army said.
"A Palestinian armed with a knife attempted to stab a soldier during a security check near the community of Hermesh, southwest of Jenin," an army statement said, referring to the area in the northern West Bank.
"Forces responded and shot the assailant, thwarting the attack. The attacker is receiving medical treatment at the scene," the statement added, without giving details on the severity of his wounds.
Palestinian security sources identified the man as 18-year-old Zaid al-Ashqar, from Saida village near Tulkarem.
Twenty-two Israelis and an American have been killed in Palestinian attacks including stabbings, car rammings and gunfire targeting security forces and civilians since October 1. An Eritrean was also killed.
At the same time, 146 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces, most while carrying out attacks.
Israel has employed a raft of security and punitive measures in a bid to stem attacks.