The Israeli military says soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian in the West Bank after he charged at them with a knife.

The army says soldiers were conducting "routine security activity" near the West Bank village of Hawara on Thursday when forces approached a Palestinian to question him. The army says the man ran toward the soldiers wielding a knife, and soldiers shot and killed him.

Over the last three months, Palestinians have carried out near-daily attacks on Israelis, killing 19 Israelis and an American Jewish student. At least 116 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire. Israel says 79 were assailants, and the rest were killed in clashes with Israeli forces.

Early Thursday, Israeli forces arrested 17 Palestinian suspects for what it called "illegal activity" in the West Bank.