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Israeli forces shoot female Palestinian attacker after attempted stabbing in West Bank

  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Dorog Hassidic sect gather around a butcher just before he slaughters a chicken as part of the Kaparot ritual, in which it is believed that one transfers one's sins from the past year into the chicken, in the Ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ritual is performed before the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which starts at sundown Tuesday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Dorog Hassidic sect gather around a butcher just before he slaughters a chicken as part of the Kaparot ritual, in which it is believed that one transfers one's sins from the past year into the chicken, in the Ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ritual is performed before the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which starts at sundown Tuesday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women holds a chicken during the Kaparot ritual, in which it is believed that one transfers one's sins from the past year into the chicken, in the Ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ritual is performed before the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which starts at sundown Tuesday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish women holds a chicken during the Kaparot ritual, in which it is believed that one transfers one's sins from the past year into the chicken, in the Ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The ritual is performed before the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish year which starts at sundown Tuesday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)  (The Associated Press)

  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gives a press conference with French Peresident Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/ Thibault Camus)

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gives a press conference with French Peresident Francois Hollande, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/ Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

The Israeli military says troops have shot a Palestinian woman after she attempted to stab a soldier at a West Bank checkpoint.

The military says the attempted stabbing took place on Tuesday in the West Bank city of Hebron. The woman's condition was not immediately known. The soldier was not wounded.

Earlier in the day, the military says a Palestinian man was found dead in a village near Hebron allegedly after an explosive device he was handling went off. The military says it arrived in the area to respond to rock throwing. The Palestinians said the circumstances behind the man's death are unclear.

The violence comes amid rising tensions surrounding a Jerusalem site holy to both Jews and Muslims. Clashes have erupted in Jerusalem between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police.