JERUSALEM: An Israeli soldier was stabbed and three Palestinians shot and wounded during an overnight operation in the West Bank, a military spokeswoman, said Tuesday.
Soldiers had arrested three Palestinian brothers, Rashad, Akram and Anouar Deeb in the Jamoun district of Ramallah and were in the process of taking them in, one security source and Palestinian witnesses said.
The wife of one of those arrested, who asked to remain anonymous, told AFP shots had been fired during the arrests.
A military spokeswoman told AFP: "Soldiers were carrying out a routine operation near Ramallah, when one of them was attacked and wounded by a Palestinian wielding a knife.
"His comrades replied by opening fire, wounding three Palestinians," she said, adding: "All the injured were evacuated towards hospitals in Israel." -- AGENCIES