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Army: Palestinian attacks Israelis in West Bank, is killed

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Jerusalem, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool Photo via AP)

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Jerusalem, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rina Ariel touches the body of her slain 13 year old daughter Hallel during her funeral inside a Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, West Bank, Thursday, June 30, 2016. A Palestinian youth sneaked into a fortified Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday, broke into a home and fatally stabbed Hallel, Israeli-American girl, as she slept in bed before security guards arrived and killed him.(AP Photo/Olivier Fitoussi) ***ISRAEL OUT***

    Rina Ariel touches the body of her slain 13 year old daughter Hallel during her funeral inside a Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, West Bank, Thursday, June 30, 2016. A Palestinian youth sneaked into a fortified Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday, broke into a home and fatally stabbed Hallel, Israeli-American girl, as she slept in bed before security guards arrived and killed him.(AP Photo/Olivier Fitoussi) ***ISRAEL OUT***  (The Associated Press)

  • Rina Ariel weeps over the body of her slain 13 year old daughter Hallel during her funeral inside a Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, West Bank, Thursday, June 30, 2016. A Palestinian youth sneaked into a fortified Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday, broke into a home and fatally stabbed Hallel, Israeli-American girl, as she slept in bed before security guards arrived and killed him.(AP Photo/Olivier Fitoussi) ***ISRAEL OUT***

    Rina Ariel weeps over the body of her slain 13 year old daughter Hallel during her funeral inside a Jewish settlement of Kiryat Arba, West Bank, Thursday, June 30, 2016. A Palestinian youth sneaked into a fortified Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Thursday, broke into a home and fatally stabbed Hallel, Israeli-American girl, as she slept in bed before security guards arrived and killed him.(AP Photo/Olivier Fitoussi) ***ISRAEL OUT***  (The Associated Press)

The Israeli military says a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli in the West Bank town of Kiryat Arba before he was fatally shot.

A Thursday military statement said the attacker infiltrated the town and stabbed a civilian before he was fatally shot. The military says two Israeli civilians were wounded in the attack.

Emergency services spokesman Yonatan Yagodovsky says the stabbing victim, a girl, is gravely injured.

Over the last nine months, Palestinians have carried out dozens of attacks that have killed 32 Israelis and two Americans. About 200 Palestinians have been killed during that time, most identified as attackers by Israel. The assaults were once near daily but had become less frequent in recent weeks. In June, Palestinian gunmen killed four Israeli civilians in a Tel Aviv shopping center.