Middle East

Palestinian woman with knife shot by Israeli forces

  • Journalists react to stun grenades, thrown by Israeli army soliders to disperse them, while they covering the news outside the Qalandia checkpoint, a main crossing point between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Israeli security forces shot and killed two young Palestinians, including a woman, who attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at the Qalandia checkpoint, Israeli police said. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Journalists react to stun grenades, thrown by Israeli army soliders to disperse them, while they covering the news outside the Qalandia checkpoint, a main crossing point between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Israeli security forces shot and killed two young Palestinians, including a woman, who attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at the Qalandia checkpoint, Israeli police said. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)  (The Associated Press)

  • Israeli army soldiers patrol the parameter of the Qalandia checkpoint, a main crossing point between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Israeli security forces shot and killed two young Palestinians, including a woman, who attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at the Qalandia checkpoint, Israeli police said. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Israeli army soldiers patrol the parameter of the Qalandia checkpoint, a main crossing point between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Israeli security forces shot and killed two young Palestinians, including a woman, who attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at the Qalandia checkpoint, Israeli police said. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Israeli army soldier patrols the parameter of the Qalandia checkpoint, a main crossing point between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Israeli security forces shot and killed two young Palestinians, including a woman, who attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at the Qalandia checkpoint, Israeli police said. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    An Israeli army soldier patrols the parameter of the Qalandia checkpoint, a main crossing point between Jerusalem and the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Israeli security forces shot and killed two young Palestinians, including a woman, who attempted to carry out a stabbing attack at the Qalandia checkpoint, Israeli police said. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)  (The Associated Press)

Israeli police say they have shot a Palestinian couple after the woman attempted to stab security forces on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

Police said the pair approached security forces on Wednesday while the woman brandished a knife. Police say they opened fire after the couple ignored warnings to stop. The incident occurred at the Qalandia checkpoint, a main crossing point from the West Bank into Jerusalem. Details on the couple's condition were not immediately available.

The incident was the latest in a wave of violence that broke out last September. Since then, 28 Israelis and two Americans have been killed in stabbings and other attacks by Palestinian assailants. Nearly 200 Palestinians have also died, most of them said by Israel to have been attackers.