Israeli military shoots and kills Palestinian it says tried to stab pedestrian in West Bank

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JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has shot and killed a Palestinian who was trying to stab an Israeli pedestrian at a busy West Bank junction.

Another Israeli who was nearby was lightly wounded in the shooting.

The attack is the latest in a wave of violence that erupted in mid-September over tensions at a Jerusalem holy site.

Since then, 19 Israelis have been killed in Palestinian attacks, mostly stabbings and shootings. At least 99 Palestinians have been killed, including 64 said by Israel to be attackers. The others died in clashes with Israeli forces.

Israel says the violence stems from Palestinian incitement and incendiary videos on social media. The Palestinians say the violence is rooted in frustration over a lack of hope for obtaining independence.

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