Israel-Palestinian violence

A Palestinian who tried to stab two Israeli soldiers in the West Bank on Thursday was shot dead, according to the Israeli army.

The attack happened as Israel was facing mounting Palestinian anger over newly-installed metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount-Noble Sanctuary compound – it was not immediately clear if the alleged attack was prompted by tensions over the holy site.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reportedly considering whether to remove the metal detectors at the holy site.

The security measure was installed after Israeli arabs launched a deadly attack against Israeli policemen outside the Al-Aqsa mosque last week.