IDF soldier stabbed, attacker killed near West Bank settlement
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IDF soldier stabbed, attacker killed near West Bank settlement

Moderately injured victim evacuated to Tel Hashomer Medical Center

Army and Magen David Adom medics arrive on the scene of a stabbing attack near the West Bank settlement of Halamish on December 4, 2015. (Magen David Adom)
Army and Magen David Adom medics arrive on the scene of a stabbing attack near the West Bank settlement of Halamish on December 4, 2015. (Magen David Adom)

An Israeli soldier was lightly injured on Friday afternoon in a stabbing attack near the Palestinian village of Abud, northwest of the West Bank city of Ramallah.

The suspected Palestinian attacker was shot dead at the scene of the incident, the IDF said in a statement. He was later identified as Abdel Rahman Barghouti, 26, a Palestinian resident of Abud.

The 20-year-old victim suffered a stab wound to the upper torso and was treated by IDF medics before Magen David Adom paramedics arrived at the scene of the attack. An IDF ambulance evacuated him to Tel Hashomer Medical Center.

The attack occurred during a security check, when the assailant exited his vehicle and stabbed the soldier in the neck. The soldier sustained minor injuries and soldiers shot the attacker, resulting in his death.

The stabbing outside Abud was the third attack on Israeli security personnel in the past 24 hours. The IDF sealed off the exit to Abud following the attack, Israel’s Ynet news website reported.

An Israeli soldier was lightly injured in a stabbing attack in the West Bank city of Hebron overnight Thursday-Friday.

The two Palestinian assailants were shot dead at the scene in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood, according to initial reports.

They were later identified as Taher Fanun, 19, and Mustafa Fanun, 16, cousins from Hebron.

The soldier was evacuated to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek hospital for treatment, according to the Ynet news website.

Earlier Thursday, an Israeli police officer was moderately wounded in a stabbing attack outside the Old City of Jerusalem, security officials said. The suspected assailant, a 21-year-old resident of the Palestinian West Bank city of Tulkarem, was shot dead when he approached a police car and stabbed the officer.

The Jerusalem stabbing occurred on Hanevi’im Street, a main road near Damascus Gate, close to the seam line between the eastern and western parts of the city.

 

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