Female soldier severely hurt in Wednesday attack regains consciousness

The female soldier who was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in the West Bank on Wednesday has regained consciousness, hospital officials say.

She remains in serious condition and is being treated at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem.

The soldier, named as Dikla Magdish, 20, was stabbed by a Palestinian man near the Adam junction, near the Hizme checkpoint north of Jerusalem, on Wednesday.

The attacker, identified as 22-year-old Muataz Atallah Qassem of East Jerusalem’s Eizariya neighborhood, was shot and killed by a Home Front Command soldier at the scene.

A suspected accomplice was arrested.

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