Israeli soldier seriously wounded in stabbing attack near Jerusalem


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was seriously wounded after being stabbed by a Palestinian assailant at a checkpoint north of Jerusalem.

The soldier, 20, was taken to Hadassah hospital on Mount Scopus with stab wounds to her upper body. The attacker was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers during the attack on Wednesday near Adam junction.

Earlier Wednesday, an Israeli police officer was injured in a car-ramming attack at a security checkpoint adjacent to the northern West Bank settlement of Ofra. The alleged attacker left his vehicle at the site of the incident and fled to a nearby Palestinian village. Security forces are searching for the suspected attacker, according to the IDF.

In the morning, a Palestinian teenager was shot while trying to infiltrate the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar, Israeli authorities said. They said she was carrying a knife and is suspected of trying to carry out a stabbing attack. She was shot after ignoring orders to stop, authorities said.

The IDF overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday raided several West Bank Palestinian towns, arresting 47 Palestinians suspected of terrorist activities, the IDF said. Sixteen of those arrested are Hamas members, the army said.

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