Israel Defense Forces (IDF) neutralized a knife-wielding Palestinian assailant near the Kiryat Arba settlement (close to Hebron) on Friday, January 11. The man attempted to stab Israeli troops before being shot; no casualties were reported among the soldiers. Similar Palestinian attacks targeting IDF troops are possible in the West Bank over the near term.
Palestinian attacks targeting Israelis are not uncommon in the West Bank.
Individuals present in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are advised to monitor developments to the situation. Due to the underlying terrorist threat, travelers in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip are advised to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities. Some Western governments advise their citizens against all travel to the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and areas near the Israeli-Lebanese, Israeli-Syrian, and Israeli-Egyptian borders.
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