Israeli seriously hurt in terror attack near Hebron
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Israeli seriously hurt in terror attack near Hebron

IDF hunting Palestinian suspect who stabbed 25-year-old man in back outside West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

The victim of a Palestinian terrorist attack in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba is loaded into a Magen David Adom ambulance on October 8, 2015. (Hatzalah Judea and Samaria)
The victim of a Palestinian terrorist attack in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba is loaded into a Magen David Adom ambulance on October 8, 2015. (Hatzalah Judea and Samaria)

A Palestinian suspect stabbed an Israeli man in the back Thursday near the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, next to the West Bank city of Hebron.

The victim was seriously injured in the attack, the third of the day, which came close on the heels of stabbings in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

Magen David Adom paramedics believed the man was stabbed in Hebron, but managed to make his way to the nearby settlement of Kiryat Arba on his own.

The 25-year-old Jewish victim was in serious condition and was taken to Jerusalem for treatment. Magen David Adom paramedics said they were fighting to save the victim’s life in the ambulance en route to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek hospital.

He was later declared to be in stable condition.

The Palestinian suspect fled the scene of the incident, at the western entrance to the town, toward Hebron. The IDF said in a statement that troops were engaged in a manhunt for the suspect.

Channel 2 reported shots were fired, but the suspect wasn’t apprehended.

In a separate incident in the northern West Bank, an IDF soldier suffered minor injuries when she was struck by a stone near the West Bank settlement of Neve Tsuf. Paramedics were en route.

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