A Palestinian woman has been shot in occupied East Jerusalem while stabbing an Israeli man, according to Israeli police. 

The woman stabbed the man in the back on Wednesday, Luba Samri, Israeli police spokesperson, said. 

However, he managed to take out his gun and shoot her, Samri said.

The woman was seriously injured while the man sustained light injuries.

She has been identified as Shurooq Dweiyat, an 18-year-old from the Sur Baher neighbourhood in East Jerusalem.

In a separate incident, an Israeli soldier was lightly injured in Kiryat Gan, located south of Tel Aviv, when a Palestinian allegedly stabbed him and attempted to steal his weapon.

The Palestinian was shot and killed during the confrontation. 


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Wednesday's incidents come amid growing clashes across the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, between Israeli forces and settlers, on the one hand, and Palestinians on the other.

Two Israelis were killed by Muhannad Halabi, 19, in Jerusalem on Saturday.

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He was shot dead after fatally stabbing the two men and injuring a woman and a two-year-old child.

Early on Sunday morning, Fadi Alloun, another 19-year-old Palestinian, was fatally shot by Israeli police after allegedly stabbing an Israeli teenager - a claim his family disputes

Tensions have surged as clashes grow in frequency across the occupied territory.

At least 600 Palestinians have been injured by Israeli forces since Saturday, according to the Palestinian Red Crescent.

On Tuesday, an Israeli soldier shot and killed a 13-year-old Palestinian child in the Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem.

He was the sixth Palestinian child killed by Israeli forces or settlers in 2015, according to Defence for Children International - Palestine Section.

Israeli settlers have also launched dozens of attacks against Palestinians and their property in recent days.

Source: Al Jazeera and agencies