Israeli soldier seriously wounded in Hebron-area stabbing attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli man was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack near Hebron in the West Bank.

The Palestinian assailant, who according to reports pulled up to a traffic junction and exited from his car brandishing a knife, was shot and seriously wounded following the Wednesday afternoon attack. He was arrested, according to the Israel Defense Forces, but later reportedly died of his wounds.

The Israeli victim, reported to be in his 20s, was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem with stab wounds in his upper body. He later was identified by the IDF as an Israeli soldier.

The attacker was identified by Ynet as Mohammad Shobaki, 19, from the Fawwar refugee camp located near the junction where the attack took place.

On Tuesday, four Israeli men were injured in a car ramming attack at the Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank.


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