A 31-year-old Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli soldiers after she allegedly tried to stab them on the West Bank, the IDF said on Wednesday.
The woman was recently released from Israeli prison after serving a three-month sentence for trying to carry out a similar attack.
The alleged attack took place at a military checkpoint on a main West Bank highway, which was positioned to prevent shooting and stone-throwing on Israeli vehicles.
"The knife-wielding terrorist charged at an IDF soldier and was shot by others in the force," the military said in a statement. "None of the members of the force were hurt and the terrorist was neutralized."
Military sources added that Palestinians gathered around the force immediately after the incident and hurled racist expletives at one of the soldiers who is of Ethiopian descent.
The attempted stabbing comes one day after a 15-year-old Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem was arrested with a knife in his possession.
Police officers who suspected the teenager asked him to approach them. The suspect began to flee and discarded his bag in which the knife was found. He was later apprehended and told investigators he intended to carry out a terrorist attack.