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Palestinians firebomb Joseph's Tomb as Israel restricts worship at Al-Aqsa Mosque

A Palestinian man wearing a yellow "press" vest stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday before being shot dead by troops, the latest in a monthlong spate of attacks.

In Nablus, another West Bank city, Palestinians firebombed a site revered by some Jews as the tomb of the biblical figure Joseph. Flames blackened exterior walls of the small stone structure, a frequent site of Israeli-Palestinian clashes in the past.

In the past month, eight Israelis were killed in Palestinian attacks, most of them stabbings. During the same period, 33 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire - 15 labelled by Israel as attackers, and the others in clashes between stone-throwers and Israeli troops.

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