West Bank stabber turns himself in to Palestinian security

Israel demands attacker be handed over; 48-year-old Israeli seriously hurt in Sunday attack

Illustrative: Palestinian police in the West Bank (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
Illustrative: Palestinian police in the West Bank (Issam Rimawi/Flash90)

A Palestinian who stabbed an Israeli on Sunday near the West Bank settlement of Alfei Menashe later turned himself in to the Palestinian security forces, Channel 10 reported.

Israeli authorities were demanding that the Palestinians hand over the assailant for interrogation, the report said.

The attacker, who has not been named, seriously injured a 48-year-old man in the attack.

The victim was able to drive to a nearby IDF checkpoint after he was attacked, near the Palestinian village of Nabi Ilyas, which lies along Route 55.

Magen David Adom paramedics attended to the man before he was evacuated to Meir Hospital in the Israeli town of Kfar Saba for further treatment.

According to reports, the man said he had stopped to shop in a stall inside the Palestinian village when he was jumped by two men who stabbed him. The assailants escaped the scene.

The attack came after earlier in the day Palestinians carried out two other attacks at West Bank settlements.

A Palestinian woman stabbed a security guard at the entrance to Betar Illit, lightly wounding a security guard, before she was shot and wounded. The attacker was identified as 22-year-old Halawa Alian of Bethlehem. The IDF said she was treated by medics who then evacuated her to a hospital in Jerusalem.

That attack came less than two hours after a Palestinian car-ramming attack in the northern West Bank that left two Israelis seriously injured and two others lightly wounded. The driver was shot and killed.

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