ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 139

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IDF soldier seriously hurt in day’s second Hebron shooting

19-year-old suffers wounds to upper body in Friday’s fourth terror attack; large number of troops searching area

A wounded Israeli soldier arrives at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem on November 6, 2015, after he was shot and seriously hurt south of Hebron. (AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI)
A wounded Israeli soldier arrives at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital in Jerusalem on November 6, 2015, after he was shot and seriously hurt south of Hebron. (AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI)

An Israeli soldier was seriously wounded Friday evening in a shooting attack at the Beit Anun junction north of the West Bank city of Hebron.

The victim was initially identified as a 19-year-old Israeli who had been shot in the upper body. Later in the evening, the Israel Defense Forces revealed that the casualty is an IDF soldier. His family has been notified of his condition, the military said.

Medics and emergency personnel rushed to the scene of the attack, where they administered first aid treatment before evacuating the victim to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem.

This was the fourth terror attack on Israelis in the West Bank in one day. A short time earlier, two Israeli teenagers were wounded, one seriously, in a separate shooting attack in the Hebron area.

The security forces were looking into the possibility that one cell had carried out both the Beit Anun attack and the shooting at the Tomb of the Patriarchs a short time earlier, Channel 10 said.

Large numbers of forces from the IDF and Shin Bet security service were conducting searches in the Beit Anun area, Maariv reported.

The shootings come hours after a Palestinian woman in her 70s tried to drive her car into a group of soldiers in the Hebron area. She was shot and wounded by troops and later died of her wounds.

Also Friday, an Israeli man was badly hurt when he was stabbed outside a West Bank supermarket north of Jerusalem. A Palestinian from the Jerusalem area later posted a video clip on Facebook claiming responsibility for the stabbing.

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