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Palestinian Attempts to Stab Israeli Soldier in West Bank, Military Says

Suspected assailant shot and killed by soldiers outside Palestinian town of Bani Na'im, near Hebron, in ninth incident in five days.

A Palestinian man attempted to stab an Israeli soldier during a security check in the West Bank, the military said on Tuesday morning.
The suspected assailant was shot to death by the soldiers. No soldier was wounded in the incident, the Israel Defense Forces said.
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This is the ninth attack against Israelis in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the last five days.
The military said the attack took place in a checkpoint at the entrance to the Palestinian town of Bani Naim, located in the southern West Bank east of Hebron.
This is the ninth security incident in four days and the third incident in the Hebron area in 24 hours.
On Monday evening, a stabbing attempt was thwarted in the West Bank in Hebron's Abu Sanina neighborhood when soldiers managed to subdue the assailant without opening fire.
Earlier in Hebron, an attempted stabbing attack took place near the Tomb of the Patriarchs. No Israelis were wounded and two Palestinian alleged assailants were shot dead.
Israeli security officials fear a surge of attacks in the West Bank and East Jerusalem ahead of the Jewish High Holy Days.

Gili Cohen
Haaretz Correspondent

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The Temple Mount was temporarily closed to Jewish visitors on Wednesday at the order of Jerusalem District Commander Yoram Halevy after Jews broke visitation rules at the holy site, police said. The Jewish visitors were expelled from the compound for bringing sacred books to the Mount and trying to pray there. After one of the individuals was cautioned, another took out a holy book, and the group was expelled. Meanwhile, renewed clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli security forces near the Lion's Gate in the Old City, where police used stun grenades against the demonstrators. A regular dynamic has developed involving clashes between Palestinians and Israel Police over the past several days near the Lion's Gate. Dozens of Palestinians are present at the site on a regular basis, urging devotion to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount and condemning Israel. During Muslim prayer times, particularly the midday and nighttime prayers, hundreds and sometimes even thousands have been gathering there.

There have been outbreaks of violence during these periods, including stone-throwing or physical confrontations with the police. In most of these incidents, the police have been using stun grenades and sponge-tipped bullets to disperse the crowds. In a number of cases, journalists in the area have also suffered violence at the hands of the police. On Tuesday, Hassan Shaalan, a reporter for the Ynet news website, was struck by a policeman even after he identified himself as a member of the press. A group of Jerusalem-based journalists released a statement of condemnation over the incident and called on the police to permit reporters to do their jobs. The Jerusalem Police responded: "This involved an incident that took place in the course of violent disturbances of the peace that occurred in Jerusalem while the police were acting to remove the demonstrators from the street after some of them refused to vacate. The forces working on the scene are under constant threat to their lives. http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.802141

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