Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian assailant and wounded another in the West Bank on Monday, police said, and two police officers were stabbed in East Jerusalem in a resurgence of violence now in its fourth day.
Palestinian street attacks that began nearly a year ago had largely waned in recent months, but a series of assaults since Friday have raised alarm in Israel of a new wave of bloodshed in the run-up to the Jewish New Year holiday next month.
In the latest violence, two Palestinians who tried to stab Israeli paramilitary border policemen in the town of Hebron, a flashpoint in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, were shot by the force, Israeli police said.
One of the men was killed and the other critically wounded, police said. The incident occurred near the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a site holy to Jews and Muslims, who refer to it as the Ibrahimi Mosque.
The death raised to five the number of alleged attackers - four Palestinians and a Jordanian - killed since Friday in incidents in which Israeli authorities said at least nine Israelis have been wounded.
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