Middle East

2 Palestinians stab Israeli soldier, then are shot, killed

  • Israeli soldiers carry the body of one of two Palestinian who were killed after a stabbing attack in Hebron, West Bank, Thursday, March 24, 2016. The Israeli military has detained a soldier who was captured on video shooting an injured Palestinian lying on the ground. The army says the incident took place in the West Bank city of Hebron after two Palestinians stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier. (AP Photo)

    Israeli soldiers carry the body of one of two Palestinian who were killed after a stabbing attack in Hebron, West Bank, Thursday, March 24, 2016. The Israeli military has detained a soldier who was captured on video shooting an injured Palestinian lying on the ground. The army says the incident took place in the West Bank city of Hebron after two Palestinians stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli soldiers stand near the body a Palestinian who was shot while laying wounded on the ground after a stabbing attack in Hebron, West Bank, Thursday, March 24, 2016. The Israeli military has detained a soldier who was captured on video shooting an injured Palestinian lying on the ground following an attack on a soldier. The army says the incident took place in the West Bank city of Hebron after two Palestinians stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier. It said that troops then shot and killed the pair. (AP Photo)

    Israeli soldiers stand near the body a Palestinian who was shot while laying wounded on the ground after a stabbing attack in Hebron, West Bank, Thursday, March 24, 2016. The Israeli military has detained a soldier who was captured on video shooting an injured Palestinian lying on the ground following an attack on a soldier. The army says the incident took place in the West Bank city of Hebron after two Palestinians stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier. It said that troops then shot and killed the pair. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

The Israeli military says two Palestinians stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli soldier before troops shot and killed the pair.

The military says the attack took place at a military checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday. It says the soldier was taken to hospital for treatment.

The assault is the latest in a six-month wave of stabbings, shootings and car-ramming attacks that has killed 28 Israelis and two Americans. Over the same time, about 187 Palestinians have died by Israeli fire. Israel says most of them were attackers, and the rest died in clashes with Israeli security forces.

Israel blames the attacks on Palestinian incitement by leaders and on social media. Palestinians say the violence stems from frustration at nearly five decades of Israeli military occupation.