Two Palestinian men stabbed an Israeli soldier in a village south of the city of Sh’chem today, the IDF said. The suspected attackers were shot dead during the attack and the soldiers were lightly and moderately injured.
The troops received treatment for their injuries on site from Magen David Adom paramedics. They were evacuated to Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva.
One suffered stab wounds and the other sustained light injuries from gunfire directed at the attackers, paramedics and the army said.
The attack in Hawara was the fifth stabbing or attempted stabbing of the day.
The Palestinian health ministry said that the attackers were aged 17 and 23.
The attack came shortly after Israeli police officers arrested a Palestinian man in Yerushalayim’s Old City in possession of a knife. The man aroused the suspicion on police while walking through the Muristan in the Christian Quarter. When he was asked to show identification, he drew the blade, a police spokesperson said.
Earlier in the morning, a Palestinian woman attempted to stab an Israeli near the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Shomron, west of Sh’echem. She was apprehended, and no injuries were reported.
Meanwhile, another Palestinian woman was arrested at the entrance to the Meoras Hamachpeilah in Chevron in possession of a knife.
Earlier still, an Israeli soldier was stabbed and lightly injured outside Yerushalayim’s central bus station.