Middle East

Israel troops shoot dead knife-wielding Palestinian attacker

  • A man pays respect at the site of truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem, Israel, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. On Sunday a Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem, killing four soldiers and wounding 15 others in one of the deadliest attacks of a more than yearlong campaign of violence. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the driver was a supporter of the Islamic State group, and suggested the attack was inspired by similar assaults in Europe, without providing any evidence. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    A man pays respect at the site of truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem, Israel, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. On Sunday a Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem, killing four soldiers and wounding 15 others in one of the deadliest attacks of a more than yearlong campaign of violence. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the driver was a supporter of the Islamic State group, and suggested the attack was inspired by similar assaults in Europe, without providing any evidence. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)  (The Associated Press)

  • Palestinians carry 32-year-old Mohammed al-Salhi during his funeral  in Fara Refugee Camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, Tuesday, Jan. 10 2017. Israeli military said troops have shot dead al-Salhi when he tried to stab soldiers in the West Bank. Palestinians said al-Salhi was shot dead in his home. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinians carry 32-year-old Mohammed al-Salhi during his funeral in Fara Refugee Camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, Tuesday, Jan. 10 2017. Israeli military said troops have shot dead al-Salhi when he tried to stab soldiers in the West Bank. Palestinians said al-Salhi was shot dead in his home. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Palestinian kisses 32-year-old Mohammed al-Salhi during his funeral  in Fara Refugee Camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, Tuesday, Jan. 10 2017. Israeli military said troops have shot dead al-Salhi when he tried to stab soldiers in the West Bank. Palestinians said al-Salhi was shot dead in his home. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinian kisses 32-year-old Mohammed al-Salhi during his funeral in Fara Refugee Camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, Tuesday, Jan. 10 2017. Israeli military said troops have shot dead al-Salhi when he tried to stab soldiers in the West Bank. Palestinians said al-Salhi was shot dead in his home. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

The Israeli military says troops have shot dead a Palestinian attacker who tried to stab soldiers in the West Bank.

It says Israeli forces were on an arrest raid in the Fara Refugee Camp Tuesday when the Palestinian charged toward them with a knife. The troops shot him after he ignored warnings to halt.

Palestinians said 32-year-old Mohammed al-Salhi was shot dead in his home.

The incident follows one of the deadliest attacks in more than a year of Israeli-Palestinian violence in which a Palestinian truck driver rammed his vehicle into a crowd of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem, killing four.

Since September 2015, Palestinian attackers have killed 40 Israelis and two visiting Americans in mainly stabbing attacks. During that time, 231 Palestinians, mostly attackers, have been killed by Israeli fire.