Israeli killed by Palestinian in West Bank stabbing attack

Israeli officials say a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli man to death near a West Bank settlement before fleeing the scene.

The military says a soldier chased the assailant after he stabbed a civilian at a bus stop near the entrance to Ariel, hitting the attacker with his vehicle. The attacker then got away. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the Israeli man who was stabbed died of his wounds shortly thereafter.

Last month, an Israeli was killed in a drive-by shooting near a West Bank settlement outpost.

Since 2015, Palestinians have killed over 50 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British tourist in stabbings and other attacks. Over 260 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in that time. Israel says most were attackers and the others died in clashes.