Israeli teen seriously injured, father lightly wounded in West Bank stabbing
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Israeli teen seriously injured, father lightly wounded in West Bank stabbing

Two Israelis wounded in apparent assault near Palestinian village, reportedly while visiting the dentist; investigation opened into circumstances surrounding incident

Illustrative - A Magen David Adom mobile intensive care unit. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)
Illustrative - A Magen David Adom mobile intensive care unit. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)

Two Israelis were wounded Saturday in a stabbing near the northern West Bank village of Azun.

A 17-year-old was seriously injured in the stabbing while a 60-year-old man was lightly hurt.

Hebrew media reports said the two victims were father and son and that authorities were investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

According to the Ynet news site, the two were travelling with the boy’s uncle, who was not injured in the incident.

Channel 12 news reported that the teen was stabbed multiple times in his upper body and the father received an injury to his hand.

An IDF soldier surveys the area around village of Azun near the West Bank city of Qalqilya, April 2007 (Roy Sharon/Flash90)

According to Channel 13 news, the two are residents of the southern Israeli city of Ofakim and were going to the dentist when they said they were stabbed by a 15-year-old Palestinian near Azun.

They were brought by IDF medics to the Eliyahu border crossing and from there taken by the Magen David Adom ambulance service to Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba for further treatment.

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