The Israeli military says a Palestinian tried to stab troops in the West Bank city of Hebron, before being shot with rubber bullets.

The army said on Sunday that the Palestinian woman was arrested and evacuated for medical care. No soldiers were reported wounded.

It was the latest incident in three months of near-daily Palestinian attacks on Israelis that have killed 20. At least 116 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, of which Israel says 79 were assailants. The rest were killed in clashes with Israeli forces.

Israel blames the violence on incitement by political and religious leaders. Palestinians say the attacks stem from despair at nearly half a century of Israeli military occupation.