An Israeli was stabbed and lightly injured Monday morning in the West Bank south of Jerusalem.
The female Palestinian attacker was shot and badly injured by security forces after assaulting the victim at Gush Etzion junction, on a major road in the Etzion settlement bloc.
Emergency services provided first aid to the victim.
Initial reports from the IDF indicated the victim was a civilian.
The army said forces at the scene “overcame the suspect and transferred her for further medical assistance.”
The suspect was brought to Hadassah-Ein Kerem hospital in critical condition, according to Israeli media reports.
The Palestinian Ma’an news site identified the attacker as 22-year-old Amal Taqatqa from Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem, and said she was affiliated with the Fatah movement.
In 2011, Taqatqa tried to stab a soldier at the same location, according to Palestinian news agency Ma’an. Her family said at the time that she was mentally disabled.
Ma’an reported that Israeli forces had surrounded the woman’s home and were interrogating the family.
The Israeli victim was identified as Yehoshua Lorch.
In July, 14-year-old Beit Fajjar resident Nasri Taqatqa was killed during clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians.
A video reportedly from the scene showed Israeli soldiers from the Kfir infantry brigade firing toward a dark object lying on the ground dozens of meters away, possibly the attacker.
Photos from the scene showed a wood-handled steak knife apparently used as the attack weapon.
Security forces found another knife on the attacker, Ynet reported.
The attack was near the site of a number of a previous terror attacks over recent months. The IDF recently bolstered its presence at the busy junction in the wake of the assaults.
The junction, a popular hitchhiking spot along a busy north-south highway which traverses the West Bank, was the site of a kidnapping of three Israeli teens in early June. The abduction of the three, who were killed by Hamas-linked Palestinian terrorists soon after, sparked a wide Israeli crackdown across the West Bank.
The junction is also less than a kilometer from a bus stop where a Palestinian ran over and stabbed to death 26-year-old Israeli woman Dalia Lemkus in mid-November.
A week earlier, a Palestinian driver rammed his van into three soldiers standing along Highway 60, south of the Etzion junction, injuring them.