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2 Palestinians who tried to stab Israeli soldiers arrested: army

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Ramallah: Israeli authorities arrested on Thursday two Palestinians who tried to stab Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank, the army said, adding that one of them was shot and wounded.

The suspects carrying knives approached Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah in an apparent bid to attack them.

The soldiers opened fire in self defence and one of the Palestinians was wounded, an army spokeswoman added.

A wave of violence has killed 203 Palestinians and 28 Israelis since October.

Most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks, Israeli authorities say.

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