A Palestinian terrorist was shot dead after he tried to stab an IDF soldier at the junction some 15 km. south of Jerusalem Monday afternoon.
In the initial police investigation, the suspect got out of a car and attempted to stab an IDF soldier with a knife.
The alert soldier shot the suspect before he could hurt him.
Also on Monday, it was learned that members of a family from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem threatened to set themselves on fire to prevent police from forcibly evicting them from their homes.
Due to the incident, the planned eviction was delayed.
Sources said in recent years, evictions from Sheikh Jarrah have triggered Israeli-Palestinian violence and were one of the factors that led to the violence in May that conflagrated into Operation Guardian of the Walls.