JERUSALEM, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian on Monday over allegations of carrying out attempted attack in the occupied West Bank, said a Israeli military spokesperson.
The spokesperson said the incident took place at a junction near the village of Tuqu, northeast of the city of Hebron, when the Palestinian rammed his car at soldiers stationed at the junction, before stepping out of his car and attempting to stab the soldiers.
"An IDF (Israel Defense Forces) soldier was slightly injured in this incident," the spokesperson said, adding that Israeli forces fired at the Palestinian and shot him dead as a response to the immediate threat.
The incident was the latest in a wave of violence between Israelis and Palestinians that started in mid September.
Palestinian attackers have killed 42 Israelis, two U.S. tourists and a British student, while Israelis have killed at least 250 Palestinians, most of whom were alleged assailants.