Palestinian stabs Israeli soldier, shot: army

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier with a screwdriver before being shot and wounded at a checkpoint in the northern West Bank Wednesday, the Israeli army said.

The incident took place at the entrance to Huwwara, south of the city of Nablus, a military statement said.

"In response to the immediate threat, soldiers fired towards the assailant who was detained and is being treated at the scene," the army said, without providing further details on his condition.

The soldier was stabbed in his protective vest and was not injured, the army said.

Since October 2015, violence has claimed the lives of 238 Palestinians, 36 Israelis, two Americans, a Jordanian, an Eritrean and a Sudanese, according to an AFP count.-

Source: National News Agency

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