Palestinian fatally stabs sleeping Israeli girl in West Bank settlement

June 30, 2016 10:25 AM

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JERUSALEM – A 13-year-old Israeli girl was fatally stabbed as she slept Thursday in what Israeli authorities are calling a terrorist attack in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank. The suspected Palestinian assailant was shot and killed by police, officials said.

The attack was the latest bloodshed in a wave of violence between Palestinians and Israelis that began nine months ago, but has tapered off recently. It also brought calls for increased Israeli security for settlements in the West Bank.

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