The Israeli military says its forces have shot and killed a Palestinian who attempted to attack Israeli soldiers on the occupied West Bank.
The military says the assailant attacked the soldiers with a knife at Gush Etzion junction, the location of several recent attacks on the Israeli military by Palestinians.
The incident is the latest in a wave of violence since October that has killed at least 188 Palestinians, 28 Israelis, and two U.S. citizens.
Israel has accused Palestinian leaders of inciting young people to riot.
Palestinians deny this and say they are fed up with what they call Israeli oppression, little economic opportunity, and a dim outlook for peace.