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Israeli military shoots and kills Palestinian it says tried to stab pedestrian in West Bank

  • Israeli emergency service members stand at the scene of an alleged stabbing attack at Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. A Palestinian attempted to stab a pedestrian at a busy junction outside of Jerusalem when Israeli troops shot and killed him, the military said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Israeli emergency service members stand at the scene of an alleged stabbing attack at Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. A Palestinian attempted to stab a pedestrian at a busy junction outside of Jerusalem when Israeli troops shot and killed him, the military said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli security stand at the scene of an alleged stabbing attack at Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. A Palestinian attempted to stab a pedestrian at a busy junction outside of Jerusalem when Israeli troops shot and killed him, the military said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Israeli security stand at the scene of an alleged stabbing attack at Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. A Palestinian attempted to stab a pedestrian at a busy junction outside of Jerusalem when Israeli troops shot and killed him, the military said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli soldiers stand at the scene of an alleged stabbing attack at Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. A Palestinian attempted to stab a pedestrian at a busy junction outside of Jerusalem when Israeli troops shot and killed him, military said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Israeli soldiers stand at the scene of an alleged stabbing attack at Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. A Palestinian attempted to stab a pedestrian at a busy junction outside of Jerusalem when Israeli troops shot and killed him, military said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)  (The Associated Press)

The Israeli military says it has shot and killed a Palestinian who was trying to stab an Israeli pedestrian at a busy West Bank junction.

Another Israeli who was nearby was lightly wounded in the shooting.

The attack is the latest in a wave of violence that erupted in mid-September over tensions at a Jerusalem holy site.

Since then, 19 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks, mostly stabbings and shootings. At least 99 Palestinians have been killed, including 64 said by Israel to be attackers. The others died in clashes with Israeli forces.

Israel says the violence stems from Palestinian incitement and incendiary videos on social media. The Palestinians say the violence is rooted in frustration over a lack of hope for obtaining independence.