Israeli man stabbed to death in terror attack: Police

JERUSALEM (AFP) - An Israeli man in his twenties was stabbed to death on Thursday (Nov 30) in a southern city in what authorities called a terror attack.

"There is no doubt about the terrorist nature of the attack," which happened in Arad, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said, adding that the assailants escaped.

Earlier in the day, an Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank after a group of Israeli hikers was targeted by Palestinian stone-throwers.

Since a wave of violence began in October 2015, at least 309 Palestinians or Arab Israelis, 51 Israelis and seven foreigners have been killed in a series of attacks.

The Israeli authorities say most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks.

Others were shot dead in protests and clashes, while some were killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

Violence is considered to have greatly subsided in recent months.