Palestinian tries to stab Israeli in West Bank, shot dead: police

Israel has tightened security in Hebron as the West Bank city has seen a spate of deadly attacks that have rocked Israel and the Palestinian territories since October 2015A Palestinian woman attempted to stab an Israeli guard at a flashpoint West Bank shrine on Friday and was shot dead, Israeli police said, the third violent incident in two days. “A female terrorist armed with a knife approached a border police post at one of the entrances to the Cave of the Patriarchs and suddenly drew a knife and tried to stab one of the policemen,” a police statement said. It was the third violent incident in Israel and the Palestinian territories in two days and came as Muslims neared the end of their holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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