Terrorist killed after attempted stabbing attack near Kedumim


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No casualties to Israeli forces were reported

An attempted stabbing attack was thwarted near the Israeli settlement of Kedumim in the northern West Bank on Wednesday, according to the Israeli army.

The terrorist arrived at a military post at Ma'ale Nehemiah carrying a knife and tried to stab a soldier before being shot by Israeli forces, the military said. 

Security video footage shows the Palestinian attacker -- identified as 42-year-old Yusef Ma'ali from a village near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The video shows the terrorist exiting his vehicle with a knife and running toward a soldier who fires at him. The terrorist drops to the ground, only to get up and continue chasing before being shot dead.

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Hananel Dorni, head of the Kedumim Local Council, confirmed that the terrorist was dead.

The attack occurred on Route 55 near Kedumim.

No casualties to Israeli forces were reported.

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