JERUSALEM: The military said the incident took place Saturday at a crossing between Israel and the West Bank. It said the suspect tried to stab security personnel at the spot, who opened fire on the assailant. No Israelis were harmed.
The suspected attack is just the latest in a round of violence that began in mid-September. In the past five weeks, 10 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks, mostly stabbings, while 49 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including 28 said by Israel to be attackers and the rest in clashes.
The violence erupted at a Jerusalem shrine, revered by both Muslims and Jews, and quickly spread to the rest of the city, as well as the West Bank and Gaza Strip.