Israeli jogger lightly wounded in West Bank stabbing
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Israeli jogger lightly wounded in West Bank stabbing

Stabber flees scene of attack near Neve Daniel settlement, sparking IDF manhunt; victim taken to Jerusalem hospital

Ambulances arrive at the scene of a suspected stabbing attack in the Neve Daniel settlement in the West Bank on February 9, 2016. (Magen David Adom)
Ambulances arrive at the scene of a suspected stabbing attack in the Neve Daniel settlement in the West Bank on February 9, 2016. (Magen David Adom)

An Israeli man was moderately injured Tuesday afternoon in a stabbing attack outside the West Bank settlement of Neve Daniel, south of Jerusalem. His condition was later adjusted to lightly wounded.

The injured man, named as Tomer Ditur, 28, from the nearby Etzion Bloc settlement of Rosh Tzurim, arrived at the gate of Neve Daniel with stab wounds, according to the IDF. The stabber reportedly fled the scene.

IDF troops were searching the area, the army said.

Magen David Adom paramedics said they treated a man in his 30s with stab wounds to his upper body. He was taken to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, a spokesman for the ambulance service said.

Medics wheel a wounded Israeli man, stabbed in a terror attack, into the emergency room of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center on February 9, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Medics wheel a wounded Israeli man, stabbed in a terror attack, into the emergency room of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center on February 9, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

The victim of the attack had been out jogging when he was stabbed, a paramedic who treated him told Army Radio.

Moti Ben Shoshan, a Magen David Adom medic, said the man was fully conscious when they arrived on the scene.

“We gave him medical treatment, including stopping the bleeding and bandaging his wound. We loaded him onto the intensive care ambulance and took him to the hospital,” he said.

Earlier Tuesday, a Palestinian teenage girl armed with a knife was detained outside the West Bank settlement of Karmei Tzur.

The girl, said to be around 13, was arrested by the security guard at the entrance of the settlement in the southern Etzion bloc. The army was investigating the incident, which comes several weeks after two fatal knife attacks inside West Bank settlements.

Also Tuesday, a Palestinian teen girl attempted to stab Israeli troops at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate. The suspect, 16, was arrested after pulling a knife on border guards when they asked to search her, police said.

There were no Israeli injuries reported.

Since October, an ongoing wave of Palestinian terror attacks has killed over 25 Israelis, as well as an Eritrean, an American and a Palestinian bystander.

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Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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