Palestinian man shot after running at soldiers with knife in West Bank

Wounded suspect taken to Jerusalem hospital for treatment; no Israelis injured

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's religions and Diaspora affairs correspondent.

IDF soldiers on Wednesday shot and wounded a Palestinian man who ran at them with a knife at the Gush Etzion Junction in the West Bank, the army said.

No Israelis were reported injured in the incident.

The soldiers called for the man to stop. When he didn’t, they opened fire, the army said.

He sustained wounds to the stomach, and he was taken to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem for treatment.

According to the hospital, the man is in moderate to serious condition, with a gunshot wound to the stomach. He is approximately 20 years old.

The Gush Etzion Junction has been a frequent site of attempted stabbings and car-rammings by Palestinians over the past two years.

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