Two attempted stabbings near Israeli settlements, attackers shot
December 01 2015 09:00 AM
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An Israeli soldier searches a Palestinian man before allowing him to pass through the Israeli Beit Forik military checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus. Reuters

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Two attempted stabbings by Palestinians near Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday left one attacker shot dead and the other wounded, the Israeli military and police said.
The first incident occurred near the Gush Etzion bloc of settlements south of Jerusalem, the site of a series of recent attacks.
A Palestinian brandishing a knife attempted to stab a pedestrian at a junction near the settlement bloc and was shot dead by an Israeli soldier, police and the army said.
Later in the day, in the northern West Bank, a Palestinian woman or teenager who allegedly sought to carry out a stabbing near the Israeli settlement of Einav was shot.
Israeli authorities did not immediately provide further details on the alleged attacker or whom she sought to stab at a crossing near the settlement.
Violence since October 1 has left 102 dead on the Palestinian side, including an Arab Israeli, as well as 17 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean.  
Many of the Palestinians killed have been attackers, while others have been shot dead by Israeli security forces during clashes.
The international community has repeatedly called for moves to reduce tensions but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to step up punitive measures.

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