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Palestinian assailant stabs 2 Israelis in West Bank attack, military says

  • Israeli security forces and forensic technicians move the body of a Palestinian man who was killed by an Israeli soldier after a stabbing attack on Israeli soldiers near the village of Sinjil, between the cities of Ramallah and Nablus, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The Palestinian stabbed two Israeli soldiers outside a West Bank settlement Wednesday before one of them fatally shot the assailant, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Israeli security forces and forensic technicians move the body of a Palestinian man who was killed by an Israeli soldier after a stabbing attack on Israeli soldiers near the village of Sinjil, between the cities of Ramallah and Nablus, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The Palestinian stabbed two Israeli soldiers outside a West Bank settlement Wednesday before one of them fatally shot the assailant, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli security forces and forensics move the body of a Palestinian man who was killed by an Israeli soldier after a stabbing attack on Israeli soldiers near the village of Sinjil, between the cities of Ramallah and Nablus, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The Palestinian stabbed two Israeli soldiers outside a West Bank settlement Wednesday before one of them fatally shot the assailant, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Israeli security forces and forensics move the body of a Palestinian man who was killed by an Israeli soldier after a stabbing attack on Israeli soldiers near the village of Sinjil, between the cities of Ramallah and Nablus, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The Palestinian stabbed two Israeli soldiers outside a West Bank settlement Wednesday before one of them fatally shot the assailant, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli security forces and forensics surround the body of a Palestinian man who was killed by an Israeli soldier after a stabbing attack on Israeli soldiers near the village of Sinjil, between the cities of Ramallah and Nablus, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The Palestinian stabbed two Israeli soldiers outside a West Bank settlement Wednesday before one of them fatally shot the assailant, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Israeli security forces and forensics surround the body of a Palestinian man who was killed by an Israeli soldier after a stabbing attack on Israeli soldiers near the village of Sinjil, between the cities of Ramallah and Nablus, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The Palestinian stabbed two Israeli soldiers outside a West Bank settlement Wednesday before one of them fatally shot the assailant, the Israeli military said. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

The Israeli military says a Palestinian stabbed two Israelis outside a West Bank settlement before being shot dead.

Wednesday morning's attack took place near the settlement of Shilo. One Israeli was in serious condition and the other was lightly hurt. It was not immediately clear who shot the attacker.

Israel saw a wave of similar attacks in the West Bank and Jerusalem toward the end of last year, but the violence has mostly subsided and the current Passover holiday has been relatively quiet thus far.

Palestinians demand the West Bank, which Israel captured from Jordan in the 1967 war, as part of their future state and object to an Israeli presence there. Militants often target soldiers and Jewish settlers.