Kalandia checkpoint (file)
Kalandia checkpoint (file)Miriam Alster/Flash 90

Security forces at Kalandia checkpoint north of Jerusalem shot an Arab terrorist who attempted to attack soldiers with a large knife.

One Border Police officer was targeted in the attack, but the knife did not pierce his flak jacket, and the terrorist was shot.

A bomb squad specialist then arrived to inspect the terrorist's body to ensure he was not strapped with an explosive, at which point the terrorist drew a second knife and tried to stab the bomb squad crew member.

Fortunately he did not manage to stab his intended victim, and was instead shot again and critically wounded, later dying of his wounds.

The terrorist was identified by Palestinian sources Ayoub Shahada, a resident of Kalandia who had previously been arrested for terrorism and then released. Two more knives were found on his body.

The latest attack is the fifth such stabbing or attempted stabbing by Arab terrorists Saturday.

Two previous stabbings took place in Hevron - one less than an hour before this attack - and a third took place in the town of Kiryat Arba, located next to the holy city.

Earlier on Saturday, a terrorist was shot dead trying to stab police in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood.