Palestinian stabs Israeli girl, shot dead

Jerusalem: A Palestinian youth fatally stabbed a 13-year-old Israeli girl in a West Bank settlement before he was shot dead on Thursday, Israeli officials said. The girl died of her wounds later in hospital, Xinhua news agency reported. The assailant jumped over the security fence around Kiryat Araba, a Jewish settlement near Hebron city, and stabbed the young girl. "After infiltrating the community, the terrorist entered a home and stabbed a teenage girl in her bedroom," the official said. The girl sustained critical injuries and died later in a Jerusalem hospital, a medical official said.