Israeli victim in Hebron stabbing is IDF soldier; attacker killed

The Israeli man moderately wounded in a stabbing attack in south Hebron is an IDF soldier.

The attacker, a Palestinian man posing as a photojournalist, was shot by security forces and died of his wounds. In this photo (WARNING: GRAPHIC), he can clearly be seen wearing a press jacket.

The 20-year-old victim was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for treatment, according to Magen David Adom medics.

“Moments ago a soldier was stabbed in Kiryat Arba,” the IDF said in a statement. “The Palestinian assailant disguised himself as a news photographer and attacked the soldier, wounding him moderately. The soldier was evacuated for emergency medical care. Forces on site responded to the threat, shot the attacker, resulting in his death.”

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