Ax-wielding Palestinian attacks soldier in West Bank, is shot

Police seen at the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem's Old City, on April 10, 2016. (Corina Kern/Flash90)

Police seen at the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, on April 10, 2016. (Corina Kern/Flash90)

In separate incident, two 12-year-old Palestinian kids arrested with knives in Jerusalem, are suspected of planning an attack

(SOURCE)   A Palestinian man attacked an IDF soldier in the West Bank with an ax on Thursday, the army said.

The assailant was shot by troops at the scene of the incident, near the Al-Aroub refugee camp north of Hebron. Palestinian media reports said the attacker was killed.

The ax apparently hit the soldier in the helmet, and he was unharmed, according to unconfirmed accounts of the incident.

Earlier, two 12-year-old Palestinian boys were arrested in Jerusalem’s Old City after police discovered three knives concealed in one of their coats.

The Israel Police said it appeared the children were planning to carry out a stabbing attack. They were stopped for inspection after they raised the suspicions of policemen at the scene.

The kids were residents of the West Bank, and were detained near the Temple Mount, according to the Ynet news website.

The children were also found to be carrying a goodbye letter to their parents.

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