Palestinian shot and killed after stabbing Israeli: Police

Israeli police say a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli outside a holy site in the West Bank, seriously wounding the man before being shot and killed by officers at the scene.

Jerusalem: Israeli police say a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli outside a holy site in the West Bank, seriously wounding the man before being shot and killed by officers at the scene.

Police said today's violence occurred in the biblical West Bank city of Hebron, home to 850 Israeli settlers who live in heavily-guarded enclaves, surrounded by tens of thousands of Palestinians.

Many of the Palestinian attackers in nearly three months of bloodshed have been from Hebron, where there is animosity over the sensitive holy site known to Jews as the Tomb of the Patriarchs and to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque.

Since mid-September, 19 Israelis have been killed in almost daily Palestinian attacks. At least 108 Palestinians died, including 73 said by Israel to be attackers and the rest in clashes.  

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