A Palestinian attacker stabbed an Israeli soldier on Tuesday in the West Bank, lightly wounding him before troops at the scene shot and killed the assailant, the military said.
The stabbing at the Gush Etzion junction is the latest in three-and-a-half months of near-daily attacks that have killed 21 Israelis since mid-September mostly in stabbing and car-ramming attacks, in what Palestinians have declared the ‘Third Intifada.’ That death toll does not include the two Israelis killed in a shooting last Friday in the coastal city of Tel Aviv, as the motive for that assault remains unclear.
Police and special forces are still searching for the accused shooter in that attack, Nashat Milhem, an Arab from northern Israel who is considered to be armed and dangerous. He has been on the loose since the attack. (BBC,2015)