Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldier in West Bank, is shot: army

Israeli soldiers secure the scene of a stabbing attack near the West Bank town of Hebron October 26, 2015. (Reuters)

A Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli soldier on Monday and was shot in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, the army said, without giving details on the attacker’s condition.

The army “thwarted an attack in Hebron when a Palestinian attempted to stab a soldier. Responding to imminent danger, IDF forces on site fired at the perpetrator,” a statement read.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld confirmed the incident on Twitter, saying the attempted attack took place outside a shrine known to Jews as the Cave of the Patriarchs and to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque.

Earlier on Monday a 19-year-old Israeli soldier was seriously wounded after being stabbed in the neck by a 20-year-old Palestinian who was shot dead.

The wave of attacks against Israelis began in early October and has left eight dead. One Israeli Jew and one Eritrean have also been killed after being mistaken for attackers.

Monday’s earlier incident took the number of Palestinians killed in attempted attacks and clashes to 54. An Israeli Arab attacker has also been killed.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47