Palestinian Attempted to Stab Israeli Soldier with Screwdriver

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The Times of Israel reports: A Palestinian man, armed with a screwdriver, attempted to carry out a stabbing attack on an Israeli soldier in the northern West Bank on Wednesday morning and was shot, according to the army.

The attempted stabbing took place near Hawara, south of Nablus, the Israel Defense Forces said.

The soldier had been on guard duty in the area at the time of the attack, the army said.

Troops on the scene shot the attacker, who received first aid at the scene, the IDF said.

No Israeli injuries were reported. The condition of the assailant was not immediately known.

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