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Israeli military says its troops shoot a Palestinian man after he stabbed an Israeli soldier

  • Paramedics wheel a Palestinian man who was shot after he wounded  an Israeli soldier with a knife at a crossing between Israel and West Bank north of Jerusalem Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015.  The Israeli military says its troops shot a Palestinian man who stabbed an Israeli soldier after asking for a glass of water. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Paramedics wheel a Palestinian man who was shot after he wounded an Israeli soldier with a knife at a crossing between Israel and West Bank north of Jerusalem Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. The Israeli military says its troops shot a Palestinian man who stabbed an Israeli soldier after asking for a glass of water. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

  • Paramedics wheel a Palestinian man who was shot after he wounded an Israeli soldier with a knife at a crossing between Israel and West Bank north of Jerusalem Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. The Israeli military says its troops shot a Palestinian man who stabbed an Israeli soldier after asking for a glass of water. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Paramedics wheel a Palestinian man who was shot after he wounded an Israeli soldier with a knife at a crossing between Israel and West Bank north of Jerusalem Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. The Israeli military says its troops shot a Palestinian man who stabbed an Israeli soldier after asking for a glass of water. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli soldiers secure the scene after a  Palestinian man wounded an Israeli soldier with a knife at a crossing between Israel and West Bank north of Jerusalem Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. The attacker was shot and wounded by the troops. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Israeli soldiers secure the scene after a Palestinian man wounded an Israeli soldier with a knife at a crossing between Israel and West Bank north of Jerusalem Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015. The attacker was shot and wounded by the troops. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

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.