New footage shows Israeli jogger stabbed on West Bank run
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New footage shows Israeli jogger stabbed on West Bank run

Army still searching for man who attacked Tomer Ditur, 28, outside Neve Daniel settlement in the Etzion bloc

A video released Wednesday evening captures the moments in which an Israeli man was stabbed while jogging near a West Bank settlement.

The security camera footage shows the attack on 28-year-old Tomer Ditur, who was moderately injured in Tuesday afternoon’s assault outside Neve Daniel, south of Jerusalem.

Ditur is seen running on what is known as the Path of the Patriarchs, a dirt road connecting several settlements in the Etzion bloc. As he descends the path, a man in black can be seen hiding in the bushes before jumping out and attacking Ditur. The two seem to wrestle for a few moments before the attacker runs back into the bushes, leaving Ditur stunned and wounded.

Ditur received treatment at the scene and then was hospitalized; his condition was later upgraded to lightly wounded.

The IDF were still searching for the suspect Wednesday after closing off the nearby Palestinian village of Nahalin the previous evening.

Nahalin is located just west of the Etzion settlement bloc, and, according to reports, the assailant fled in that direction after the attack.

Ditur, from the nearby settlement of Rosh Tzurim in the Etzion Bloc, arrived at the gate of Neve Daniel with stab wounds, according to the IDF.

Medics wheel a wounded Israeli man, stabbed in a terror attack, into the emergency room of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center on February 9, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Medics wheel a wounded Israeli man, stabbed in a terror attack, into the emergency room of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center on February 9, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Magen David Adom paramedics said they treated stab wounds to his upper body. He was taken to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.

Earlier Tuesday, a Palestinian teenage girl armed with a knife was detained outside the West Bank settlement of Karmei Tzur.

The girl, said to be around 13, was arrested by the security guard at the entrance of the settlement in the southern Etzion bloc.

The IDF last week sealed off the village of Qabatiya for three days after three of its residents killed 19-year-old border policewoman Hadar Cohen in a stabbing and shooting attack in Jerusalem.

Since October, an ongoing wave of Palestinian terror attacks has killed over 25 Israelis, as well as an Eritrean, an American and a Palestinian bystander.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

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