A Palestinian attempted to stab Israeli border police on Sunday between Jerusalem and Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank before being shot dead, authorities said, in the second deadly incident of the day.
The Palestinian health ministry identified the assailant as Naim Safi, 17 and from a village near Bethlehem. Earlier Sunday, two Palestinian teenagers fired on Israeli soldiers before being shot dead in the northern occupied West Bank.
The incidents were the latest in a wave of Palestinian knife, gun and car-ramming attacks that erupted in October. Many of the assailants have been teenagers who appear to have acted on their own.