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Terrorists Attempt Another Stabbing

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Three days after the brutal stabbing of an Israeli soldier in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian terrorists attempted Monday to kill another soldier, but failed.

The attacker, 25, a resident of the Rimal neighborhood in Gaza, approached the soldier with a knife and tried to stab him. However, other soldiers spotted the attacker, fired at him and wounded him in the hand. He was hospitalized in Ashkelon.

Earlier Monday, an explosive charge went off near an army post by the Bureij refugee camp, close to the place where soldier Alon Karavani was kidnapped last Friday, stabbed and left badly wounded in an olive grove. No one was hurt in the explosion.

In the West Bank, an Arab man was killed Monday, at the Eli junction south of Nablus, after an explosive charge went off in his hands. He apparently was preparing to set the bomb against a Jewish target.

In another incident, the army clamped a curfew Monday on downtown Hebron, after a Jewish woman was wounded in a stoning attack.

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