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Palestinian stabs, kills Israeli settler near Hebron

Jan. 17, 2016 6:04 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 18, 2016 1:14 P.M.)
HEBRON (Maan) -- An Israeli woman was stabbed and killed in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron on Sunday, an Israeli army spokesperson said.

An Israeli army spokesperson said a "terrorist" broke into the home of a woman in the illegal Israeli settlement of Otniel, south of Hebron city, and stabbed her, before fleeing the scene.

Before the woman succumbed to her wounds, a spokesperson from Magen David Adom, Israel's emergency medical service, said an Israeli woman was being treated in "severe condition."

Israeli forces told residents of Otniel to remain in their homes, as large numbers of soldiers and police officers begin to search for the suspect, Hebrew media reported.

The victim of the attack has yet to be identified.

Hours before the incident, Israeli border guard officers, stationed at a checkpoint at the western entrance to the illegal Kiryat Arbaa settlement in Hebron, detained a teenage Palestinian woman after they reportedly found a knife in her bag.

Local sources in Hebron identified the girl as 18-year-old Nivin Muhsin al-Jaabari.

Earlier on Sunday, a Palestinian was shot and killed following an alleged attempted stabbing attack in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus, an Israeli army spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said the "assailant" was shot and killed after attempting to attack and stab Israeli soldiers "securing the area," adding that no Israelis were injured during the incident.

The Palestinian man was identified as Wissam Marwan Qasrawa, 21, from the village of Masliya south of Nablus.

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