Israeli soldier seriously wounded in Hebron-area stabbing attack


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack near Hebron in the West Bank.

The Palestinian assailant, who according to reports pulled up to a traffic junction and exited from his car brandishing a knife, was shot by Israeli forces and seriously wounded following the Wednesday afternoon attack, according to the Israel Defense Forces. He was arrested, but later reportedly died of his wounds.

The soldier, a man reported to be in his 20s, was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem with stab wounds to his upper body.

The attacker was identified by Ynet as Mohammad Shobaki, 19, from the Fawwar refugee camp located near the junction where the attack took place.

On Tuesday, four Israeli men were injured in a car-ramming attack at the Tapuah Junction in the northern West Bank.

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