Israeli soldier stabbed, attacker shot
JERUSALEM - Agence France-Presse
AFP photoAn Israeli soldier was stabbed and lightly wounded in the southern city of Ashkelon on Feb. 7 and the assailant was shot, Israeli police said, the latest in a four-month wave of such attacks.
Another soldier grabbed the wounded soldier's gun and shot the attacker after the stabbing near a bus station, the police said, without providing further details on the assailant's condition.
Police said it was a suspected "nationalist" attack -- the phrase used by Israeli authorities for Palestinian attacks against Israelis.
A wave of violence that erupted in October has claimed the lives of 165 Palestinians, 26 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean.
Most of the Palestinians were killed carrying out attacks, while others died during clashes and demonstrations.