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Israeli army: Palestinian stabs Israeli in West Bank before being shot dead

  • Israeli soldiers stand around a wounded Palestinian man, in Hebron, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. The Israeli army said its forces shot a Palestinian who tried to stab an Israeli soldier near a sensitive holy site in the West Bank city of Hebron. The army says the stabbing attack took place Monday near a site known to Jews as the Cave of the Patriarchs and to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque, the traditional burial spot of the biblical Abraham and his family. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

    Israeli soldiers stand around a wounded Palestinian man, in Hebron, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. The Israeli army said its forces shot a Palestinian who tried to stab an Israeli soldier near a sensitive holy site in the West Bank city of Hebron. The army says the stabbing attack took place Monday near a site known to Jews as the Cave of the Patriarchs and to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque, the traditional burial spot of the biblical Abraham and his family. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli soldiers and police stand next to the body of a Palestinian by the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. The Israeli military said the Palestinian stabbed an Israeli in the West Bank before being shot and killed. According to the military, the Israeli was stabbed in the neck Monday and "severely wounded" near the city of Hebron. (AP Photo/Wisam Hashlamoun)

    Israeli soldiers and police stand next to the body of a Palestinian by the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. The Israeli military said the Palestinian stabbed an Israeli in the West Bank before being shot and killed. According to the military, the Israeli was stabbed in the neck Monday and "severely wounded" near the city of Hebron. (AP Photo/Wisam Hashlamoun)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli soldiers evacuate a wounded Palestinian in Hebron, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. The Israeli army said its forces shot a Palestinian who tried to stab an Israeli soldier near a sensitive holy site in the West Bank city of Hebron. The army says the stabbing attack took place Monday near a site known to Jews as the Cave of the Patriarchs and to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque, the traditional burial spot of the biblical Abraham and his family. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

    Israeli soldiers evacuate a wounded Palestinian in Hebron, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. The Israeli army said its forces shot a Palestinian who tried to stab an Israeli soldier near a sensitive holy site in the West Bank city of Hebron. The army says the stabbing attack took place Monday near a site known to Jews as the Cave of the Patriarchs and to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque, the traditional burial spot of the biblical Abraham and his family. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)  (The Associated Press)

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli in the West Bank before being shot and killed Monday, the Israeli military said.

The Israeli was stabbed in the neck and "severely wounded" at an intersection near the city of Hebron, and the Palestinian was shot and killed at the site, the military said.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said initial reports indicated the Israeli was a soldier, but the military declined to provide details about the person's identity. Israeli media identified the wounded Israeli as a 19-year-old.

It was the latest incident in weeks of almost daily Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces. In the past five weeks, 10 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks, mostly stabbings, while 51 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including 30 said by Israel to be attackers and the rest in clashes.

The latest violence is linked to tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site revered by Jews and Muslims. Palestinians have accused Israel of trying to expand the Jewish presence at the site in violation of decades-old arrangements. Israel adamantly denies such allegations, saying they amount to incitement to violence.