Palestinian attacks 3 Israelis in West Bank home with ax

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's military says a Palestinian has wounded three Israelis in an attack in a settlement near Jerusalem.

The military said in a statement that "a terrorist carried out a stabbing attack" in the Israeli settlement of Adam in the West Bank on Thursday night and was later "neutralized." Some Israeli media said the attacker was armed with an ax and infiltrated a home and attacked three men.

Reports said one victim was wounded in the neck and the others in their upper body. They were evacuated to a hospital, where one victim was in critical condition.

A community official told Israeli media that residents heard the commotion and shot the attacker.

Over the last two years, Israelis faced a wave of Palestinian attacks, mostly stabbings, though the number has waned in recent months.