Israeli soldier stabbed near Hebron, moderately hurt; attacker shot dead


An Israeli soldier was slightly injured Friday afternoon in an apparent stabbing attack near the West Bank city of Hebron, close to the Kiryat Arba settlement, the army and medics said.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, the alleged Palestinian bully was shot by another soldier. Rescuers without Borders emergency services said the attacker had died.

The stabbing victim, in his 20s, was taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center in Jerusalem, according to Magen David Adom’s ambulance service, after sustaining a moderate injury.

According to Palestinian media reports, clashes broke out after the suspected attack.

Army Radio reported that the 19-year-old perpetrator was a member of the Palestinian Authority’s security services. The station said he arrived at the military position by taxi.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid wished the injured IDF soldier a speedy recovery and greeted the other soldiers on the scene who “acted determinedly to neutralize the terrorist”.

“We will continue to fight anyone who tries to harm our civilians and soldiers. Shabbat Shalom to all soldiers of the IDF and the security forces. Take care of yourself,” the prime minister added.

A knife used by a Palestinian attacker who stabbed a soldier can be seen at the site of the attack near the city of Hebron in the West Bank, September 2, 2022 (Rescuers Without Borders)

Tensions in the West Bank have recently escalated, with Israeli security forces ramping up arrest raids and operations following a deadly wave of terror attacks that killed 19 people earlier this year.

Early Friday, Israeli forces arrested three wanted Palestinians in raids on the Wet Bank, with violent incidents in some areas, the IDF said.

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