A Palestinian man tried to stab a soldier near the Beit Anun junction in the Hebron area on Tuesday.
The man rushed an IDF patrol brandishing a knife. The soldiers opened fire, killing the attacker. The soldiers were not hurt, the IDF said.
In a separate incident, Palestinian media reports that a 21-year-old Palestinian was shot dead by IDF forces during clashes in the town of Beit Jala, which lies between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
The man was hit by a bullet in the upper chest, fatally wounding him, Palestinian sources said.
Last week, a Palestinian was shot dead at the Beit Anun Junction when he approached a group of soldiers and attempted to stab one of them, the IDF said at the time.
On November 1, three border policemen were injured in a suspected Palestinian car ramming attack at the same junction. The suspect later turned himself in, saying the incident was an accident.