Settlement security guard released from hospital 6 days after stabbing attack
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Settlement security guard released from hospital 6 days after stabbing attack

34-year-old lightly injured at entrance to Karmei Tzur leaves Hadassah in good condition after undergoing hand surgery

Jacob Magid is the settlements correspondent for The Times of Israel.

The scene of a stabbing attack at the entrance to the Israeli settlement of Karmei Tzur, south of Jerusalem, February 7, 2018. (Karmei Tzur security)
The scene of a stabbing attack at the entrance to the Israeli settlement of Karmei Tzur, south of Jerusalem, February 7, 2018. (Karmei Tzur security)

An Israeli security guard was released from the hospital Monday, six days after being lightly injured by a Palestinian assailant who attacked him with a knife at the entrance to a West Bank settlement.

The 34-year-old man underwent surgery on the palm of his hand, which sustained a stab wound during the attack at the entrance to Karmei Tzur last Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem said in a statement.

The terrorist arrived at the settlement in the Etzion bloc by car, opened the door to the guard post at the entrance and stabbed the guard in the palm. A second guard then shot and killed 19-year-old Hamzeh Yousef Zamaareh.

The security guard was discharged from the hospital Monday in good condition, but will still need to undergo rehabilitation, the hospital spokesman added.

The knife used in a stabbing attack at the entrance to the Israeli settlement of Karmei Tzur, south of Jerusalem, on February 7, 2018. (Israel Defense Forces)

The attack came just two days after a terrorist fatally stabbed 29-year-old Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal outside the settlement of Ariel.

Israeli forces are still hunting for the killer.

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