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.