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Palestinian killed after ‘attack on Israeli soldier’

The attempted attack took place on the Palestinian side of a crossing between Israel and the occupied West Bank

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A Palestinian attempted to stab an Israeli soldier at a border crossing in the northern West Bank on Monday and was shot dead by the army, Israeli police said.

A second Palestinian, allegedly an accomplice, was arrested, according to police.

The attempted attack took place on the Palestinian side of a crossing between Israel and the occupied West Bank.

Later on Monday, another Palestinian stabbed an elderly Israeli north of Tel Aviv and was shot by security forces on Monday..

The victim, in his 70s, was in a serious condition and the Palestinian was “neutralized,” police said without elaborating on the third stabbing attack of the day targeting Israelis.

“A 22-year-old Palestinian from Tulkarm (in the West Bank) stabbed a man in his 70s,” the police statement said.

“Police fired in the direction of the attacker and neutralized him.”

Also on Monday, a separate incident saw a Palestinian stab three Israelis near Tel Aviv before being arrested, police said.

“Three people were wounded, one seriously, one moderately and one lightly,” a statement said.

Nine Israelis, 69 Palestinians -- around half of them alleged attackers -- and an Arab Israeli have been killed in a wave of violence since the beginning of October, raising fears of another Palestinian intifada or uprising.