Two Palestinians stabbed and moderately wounded an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank before being shot dead on Tuesday, the army said.
"The soldier was stabbed when forces at the scene approached two suspects at the junction. As the forces approached, the suspects attacked a soldier, stabbing and wounding him moderately," said a statement from the army.
"Forces responded to the attack with immediate fire." The soldier was taken for treatment in moderate condition, the army said, later confirming the two attackers were dead.
The current wave of Palestinian protests and repression by Israeli troops started in late July when 18-month old toddler Ali Dawabsha was burned to death and three other Palestinians severely injured after their house in the occupied West Bank was set on fire by Israeli settlers.
The parents of the toddler, Riham and Saad, and their other son Ahmad, later lost their lives after suffering serious injuries in the arson.
Palestinians have also been protesting repeated illegal Israeli and Jewish settler attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque and the closing of the Muslim holy site to worshippers on numerous occasions. Protests have taken place in occupied East Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
*This story was edited by Ahram Online.