Israeli woman stabbed near Modiin; 14-year-old Palestinian arrested
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Israeli woman stabbed near Modiin; 14-year-old Palestinian arrested

Lightly injured victim is taken to hospital; border cop also lightly hurt while restraining suspected terrorist

The scene of a stabbing at the Maccabim Junction along Route 443 on September 25, 2019. (United Hatzalah)
The scene of a stabbing at the Maccabim Junction along Route 443 on September 25, 2019. (United Hatzalah)

An Israeli woman was stabbed and lightly injured Wednesday in what police said was a terrorist attack near the central city of Modiin.

Police arrested a 14-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank on suspicion of committing the stabbing at the Maccabim Junction along Route 443.

The woman was treated for a stab wound in her upper body.

The Magen David Adom ambulance service said the woman, in her 20s, was taken in stable condition to Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.

Police said a Border Police officer was also lightly hurt while restraining the suspect.

According to police, Border Police officers driving on Route 443 spotted the suspect trying to flee and chased after him on foot. The officers fired a number of bullets in the air, and collared the suspect a few hundred meters from the scene of the stabbing.

A knife that was used in a stabbing at the Maccabim Junction along Route 443 on September 25, 2019. (Israel Police)

Earlier this month, two Israelis were injured in a stabbing attack in the West Bank village of Azun, where they were receiving dental care.

In August, a teenage girl was killed and her father and brother were seriously injured in a terrorist bombing at a natural spring outside the central West Bank settlement of Dolev.

Also that month, a Palestinian terrorist rammed his car into two Israeli teenage siblings, critically injuring one of them, outside the Elazar settlement in the central West Bank, just south of Jerusalem.

Prior to that, an Israeli religious seminary student, Dvir Sorek, was found stabbed to death outside the settlement of Migdal Oz.

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