Site of stabbing attack (archive)
Site of stabbing attack (archive) Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

A Palestinian Arab terrorist on Friday afternoon tried to stab Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint near the town of Beit El in the Binyamin region.

The IDF said it "thwarted the attack, firing towards the assailant, resulting in his death.”

The Palestinian authorities did not immediately announce the identity of the attacker, according to the AFP news agency.

The attempted stabbing took place hours after a security guard was stabbed and seriously wounded in a terrorist attack in Ma'ale Adumim overnight Thursday.

The victim was taken by Magen David Adom paramedics to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. The hospital said the victim's life was in danger and that he was suffering from wounds to his upper body, including serious wounds to his head.

The attacker fled the scene and large forces are searching for him. Security forces have decided that Palestinian Arab workers will not be allowed into Ma'ale Adumim until Sunday.

The Ma'ale Adumim stabbing the latest serious Arab terror attack against Israelis in recent days.

On Wednesday, 30-year-old Eliyav Gelman was killed by errant gunfireduring a stabbing attack attempt by an Arab terrorist in the Gush Etzion region of Judea.

Gelman, who was critically wounded, was taken to hospital, where he victim later succumbed to his wounds.

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