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Palestinian stabber identified as brother of April attacker

The Palestinian man who stabbed two IDF soldiers Monday is identified by Palestinian officials as Mustafa Brad’aih, the brother of another Palestinian man who was killed in April in a similar stabbing attack against IDF troops.

Brad’aih stabbed and lightly injured two soldiers near the West Bank village of Al-Aroub, north of Hebron on Highway 60, today.

He was shot and wounded by one of the injured soldiers.

According to Palestinian Authority Health Ministry officials, he was shot twice in the stomach, but is hospitalized in stable condition.

His brother, Ibrahim Brad’aih, 54, a resident of Al-Aroub, attacked an IDF soldier with an ax on April 14 and was shot and killed by soldiers nearby. The ax struck the soldier in the helmet, but did not penetrate. The soldier was unharmed.

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