TEL AVIV (JTA) — The assailant who stabbed an Israeli border policeman in the West Bank was shot and killed.
The policeman was lightly injured in the attack Monday at the Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank.
The assailant, who has not been named, asked the border policeman for a cup of water, then stabbed the officer when he turned around, according to Israeli authorities. Another officer shot and killed the attacker.
The stabbing follows two similar attacks on Saturday. In the second of the attacks, on Saturday afternoon, a Palestinian stabbed an Israeli border policeman in the back during a routine security check in the northern West Bank, Israeli authorities said. The soldier was lightly wounded and taken to the hospital. The 16-year-old assailant was shot and died of his wounds.
That morning, a Palestinian stabbed a soldier who had turned around to get him the cup of water he had requested, the authorities said. The soldier was lightly wounded in the knife attack on a road between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The assailant, 19, was shot and wounded.