The Israeli military says its troops shot a Palestinian man who stabbed an Israeli soldier after asking for a glass of water.

Authorities say Saturday's attack happened at a West Bank border crossing. The name and the age of the Palestinian man was not immediately known.

The military says the Palestinian approached the Israeli troops and asked for a glass of water. The military says when a soldier turned to get the water, the Palestinian man attacked with a knife.

The shooting comes amid growing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians following an arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists that killed a Palestinian toddler and her father. A week later, a Palestinian rammed a car into a group of Israeli soldiers standing alongside a road, wounding two of them.